|Forum topic by jonlan||posted 12-27-2015 07:13 PM||791 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
12-27-2015 07:13 PM
Hi all. My wife and I are looking to start finishing the basement here shortly and she’s asked that I ‘sort out’ what I want as far as the bar goes. I’ve got most of the design taped out, but Ive been having a hard time picking how to finish it. Then I found this picture…
And fell in love with the dark ebony finish and lighter top. My bar wont be that big (I wish it was) but I’d like to try and mimic the finish as close as I can. I’ve never ebonized wood, but from what I can tell there are multiple ways to do it from dyes to inidia ink. I found this post that seemed pretty straight forward…
If Im building the bar exterior from oak, does this seem like a good method? Or are there other ways to achieve this?
Second question – What are your guys thoughts on the top. Being relatively new to wood working, I cant quite figure what the top is made of it. It looks like it’s pieced together sort of like a large butcher block, but Im not sure how I would achieve that finish. Any ideas there?
As always – thanks for the input!