|Forum topic by thebuda||posted 07-23-2014 10:12 PM||898 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
07-23-2014 10:12 PM
I’ve been lurking and reading, and planning and scrubbing, and I finally need to get some more expert opinions.
I am building an outdoor bar. The bottom of the bar is all designed and will be using pressure treated pine and plywood with a couple coats of deck paint (to match the deck it will be setting on). But the bar top is where I’m struggling.
Option A is a tiled top. My concern is that I’ll need to make a plywood base, top with cement board, and then tile. If the wood expands and contracts (as this will be outdoors in VA) tiles will be popping off in a few months and I’ll hate the thing.
Option B is a homemade cedar top. I thought about using cedar fencing pickets, cut into 1.5” strips, and gluing up a 100 of them to make a cool looking butcherblock-esq top and then sealing it in a spar varnish.
I’ve dismissed concrete as too heavy and granite as too expensive. Thoughts?