My wife and I were talking yesterday and decided that we are going to refinish the top on our basement bar. Originally we toyed with the idea of doing a "faux granite" finish on it, but then we saw hardwood flooring on sale for ridiculously cheap prices and decided we should go that route.
Plan is to find a nice looking hardwood to make the bartop, cover it with an epoxy layer, and come up with a plan for finishing the front of the bar so it looks nice.
Questions I have:
Do you guys have any suggestions for sites to look for edging for the bartop?
Would it be a better idea to remove the current bartop and start from scratch (I'm thinking layer of plywood then hardwood on top) or would it be reasonable to put the wood layer on top?
Any suggestions for finishing the front of the bar? Right now it has beautiful vinyl graphics leftover from last year's halloween party... otherwise it is just thin plywood that is painted white.
Also - please post up any pictures you guys have of your hardwood flooring bartops!
Current bartop is 21" wide x around 9 feet long.
Here are some photos:
This end will be trimmed down no matter what direction we go... it just gets in the way when walking around the bar.
Unrelated - but a TV is going to be going in where the "shooters" poster is...
Thanks for any feedback!