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Sandwich

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I always wanted to do copper countertops in a kitchen or bar. You could literally take the old ****ty linoleum and wrap in thin copper, glue it down, then bob's your uncle or whatever british people say.

I'll see if I can dig up the information I found.
 

Sandwich

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That's a great link. I've thought about doing something similar, but I was planning on using steel sheeting of some sort on our dining room table.
I imagine steel would be similar. Copper gets kind of a natural patina though, and stains only serve to make it cooler looking. I've got to take another look at the process, as I now have a bar to cover, but it looked really easy...and you don't need to mess with epoxy. Just bend, glue, fill, and sand.
 

buildyourown

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Feb 9, 2004
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It's flooded with bar finish. So yeah, it's basically coated in plastic.

As for copper sheet, if you go to thin, it gets wavy quick and looks like ****.
You really need to use 10 or 11 ga to make them look good.

Old chalk board is another good one. I did mine for $300.
 

vinnycactus

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May 27, 2004
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It's flooded with bar finish. So yeah, it's basically coated in plastic.

As for copper sheet, if you go to thin, it gets wavy quick and looks like ****.
You really need to use 10 or 11 ga to make them look good.

Old chalk board is another good one. I did mine for $300.
Hey, didn't even think of that. Would you by chance have a picture?
 

DirtMcGirk

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I did that to my keggerator/bar top in college. It was great. It would always get the new drunks to the group to try to pick them up/pry them off. Coated the whole thing in thick acrylic epoxy and the world was good.