|Forum topic by middle2better||posted 07-26-2013 09:17 AM||7327 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
07-26-2013 09:17 AM
please move this if its not in the right forum
i am currently planning on redoing the bar top at the bar i work at , it has 2 sides both being 25 ft long , with an 8 long ft section at one end. currently there is a plywood top on one side that is beginning to deteriorate , and a 2 cm stone top on the other side ( they dont really match) bar top is 18 in wide and approx 26 in wide with bar rail and drink rail
they like the wood look and we are thinking about a bar top made from hardwood flooring (t&g), most likely prefinished as we will only have a cpl days that the bar will be closed. ( and we can add more finish layers later)
ive done some research online already and have gotten different answers, i am looking to nail down a good strategy so we can move forward
we will be using 2 layers of 3/4 in plywood as the substrate (this will get us to the 42 in height ) and will also be using a bar rail.
the main concerns i have is the wood moving from moisture, cupping, and moisture in the seams. they really dont want to use plywood again or the epoxy resin
now the questions:
should i glue or nail (or both ) the flooring to the plywood
should i cut and plane the boards (not use the t&g) saw some suggestions of this
should i nail/ screw through the underside ? through plywood into the flooring
does it matter if i use 3 in or 5 in flooring?
how about using handscraped flooring ? bad idea? we like the look alot
we dont want to use and epoxy resin as a finish , we are thinking more of polyurethane or spar varnish (obviously we will have to scuff top of prefinished flooring and then apply ) will also be at a later date
any other things i should be aware of or suggestions?
fyi bar top gets alot of use and has girls dancing on it from time to time (party bar)
thank you so much in advance for any help