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Introduction

Turning your basement into a bar or building a bar top in general is an easy process. We offer step by step instructions on building a bar top and adding epoxy to it in order to obtain a look like the picture above. You can also try different and unique designs in order to give your epoxy the appeal you want. You can also add in logos.

Building Your BarTop

You will need the following items:

  •   epoxy penny countertopBottom layer of 3/4 inch rough plywood substrate
  • Wood of your choice (the wood doesn’t have to look good if you decide to add epoxy)
  • Varnish or paint
  • Sealant
  • Wood glue
  • Optional: Laminate or wood strips
    1. You will need to take your measurements and cut your plywood. The optimal height of a bar top is 46". However, you will need to take into account the height of your bar stools. After that you will need to cut your wood to fit onto the plywood.
    2. Now you can either glue or nail (with ¾ inch nails) the wood to the plywood.
    3. Now you can pre-drill and vanrish your countertop then seal it or you can add epoxy. Adding epoxy will give you a bar top that will stand out from your                                                                                           run of the mill bar top.

Epoxy Process

Preparation


    This will take about 4-6 hours your first time, longer if you have issues.
  1. Clean the surface and make sure all windows are closed the air conditioner is not blowing.
  2. You will need to take measurements of how much epoxy you might use.
  3. Lay down something over the floor as to catch any dripping epoxy and tape any edges you don’t want epoxy on.
    See our
    purchase page to determine what size kit you will need.

    See instruction page for the complete epoxy process. This page will explain specialized bar top processes.


Below: A Customers DIY project
He Built his own bar out of plywood, paneled the front in tin tiles and covered the top in
our FxPoxy and his color choice.