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  1. vinnycactus

    vinnycactus Monkey

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  2. Colonel Angus

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    Looks kinda cheap, maybe try nickels or dimes?

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  3. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    I see what you did there.
     
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    Actually would match the sink better too.
     
  5. 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.
     
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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.
     
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    ALEXIS_DH Tirelessly Awesome

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    looks nasty.
    imagine all the dimples and gaps full of rotten organic material.
     
  9. CrabJoe StretchPants

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    I'm sure it's coated in an epoxy of sorts.
     
  10. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    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.
     
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    Correct. It is coated with epoxy. From what I've read it's also pretty easy to repair.
     
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    Ha, you know how much copper foil costs?
     
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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.
     
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    Hey, didn't even think of that. Would you by chance have a picture?
     
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    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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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.
     
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