|Project by James Lango||posted 03-20-2014 05:22 AM||1167 views||7 times favorited||6 comments|
First time using a 2 part epoxy finish (for the top). The bar construction itself was pretty straight fwd. Just build a 2×4 half wall, and layer it out. Oak ply, trim, and true oak beaded panels took care of the rest. Along with ALOT of finish carpentry trim work for mouldings.
I really like the epoxy finish- but I found using it for the first time VERY intimidating! You only have about 30mins of work time. I suggest mixing just a small amt and pour it on a decent sized scrap test piece first. I found you really cant try “brushing it around” Instead I found small plastic 2 and 4” Bondo scrapers worked well.
After years of woodworking, our instinct is to brush it on- but forget that.
Let me tell you its scarey to use, cause you’d hate to have to rebuild a whole bar top just due to a bad finish.
At first I was pretty sad, cause I didn’t get a good even coat in spots, and especially on the outside rails. It dripped weird and caused an “alligator” effect. Deep ripples, and very uneven coverage.
I had to sand and smooth it all out then apply a 2nd coat.
Its a good product that i would use again.
Thanks for looking.