Walnut Bar Top

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Project by Durbs75 posted 09-20-2016 10:54 AM 767 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This beautiful walnut was installed on a built in bar / nook. The base was existing and there was a granite or marble top before the walnut.

The thickness is 1 3/4 inches and is perfect for the space. I templated the top like a counter top shop would to ensure a perfect fit. The finish is 2 coats of dewaxed shellac followed by 3 coats of a satin acrylic poly sprayed on. I find this very simple process really showcases the natural beauty of walnut.

The top just begs to be touched!!!!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA,

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#1 posted 09-20-2016 11:12 AM

Beautiful top and a thick one, too!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 09-20-2016 03:52 PM

That is a good lookin’ top. Looks like it fits just right in that space as well.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#3 posted 09-20-2016 03:54 PM

I just love the look of that walnut grain.

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#4 posted 09-20-2016 06:01 PM

This is much better version and perfect match with white cabinet fronts.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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