My bartop

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Project by MarkShx posted 08-08-2009 06:56 PM 9051 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My bartop is made of bubinga. It is L-shaped and has 2 levels.

-- Mark, New Orleans

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 08-08-2009 07:15 PM

Mark, this is a nice looking bar top. And, to me, it looks like it has a nice finish on it. I like the look that the dual level gives to the bar.

Nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 08-08-2009 07:21 PM

Very COOL!

How did you Finish the top?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#3 posted 08-08-2009 07:26 PM

Thanks! My pictures aren’t the best quality but I am working on that so I can show the nice wood grain of the bubinga.

-- Mark, New Orleans

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#4 posted 08-08-2009 07:28 PM

Thanks Joe! Just poly… (actually I am still working on getting a nice topcoat)

-- Mark, New Orleans

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#5 posted 08-08-2009 07:49 PM

Nice bartop and finish. I really like how the grain come thru. What did you use as finish to make the top water resistant? I built a dry bar for my son and used 2-part epoxy for the top.

-- Simon, Danville, IL

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#6 posted 08-08-2009 08:55 PM

Nice looking Bar. We just completed a couple of tops for some cabinets we nade. Bubinga 12/4 and Inlay of holly,ebony, and walnut. I’ll post some pictures as soon as I get to the jobsite again and get the pictures taken.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#7 posted 08-08-2009 11:34 PM


-- Ken, Florida,

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#8 posted 08-09-2009 02:15 AM

Nice bar! Gonna invite us all over for a LJ drink? :-)) welcome aboard!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 08-09-2009 02:44 AM

woo dogie awfully darn purdy


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#10 posted 08-09-2009 07:25 AM

Wow, very nice, excellent choice of wood! This is definitely on my dream list once I own my own home.

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#11 posted 08-09-2009 08:11 AM

SaaaWeeet!! Very, very nice. Is that Waterfall Bubinga? More specifically, is it some of that HUGE tree that Rockler bought? I’ve seen several samples and it’s all great.

Keep up the fantastic work and thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#12 posted 08-09-2009 12:11 PM

Wow, now you’re going to have to upgrade the rest of the room to match the bar! And do you have enough left over for the bar stools?

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#13 posted 08-09-2009 04:24 PM

Love it!

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#14 posted 08-10-2009 02:08 PM

Very nice bar..well done Mark.

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#15 posted 04-20-2010 09:13 PM

Mark, this is one cool bar! Just FYI, I made a blog post today about bubinga, and thought your project would be nice to include as an example what one can do with the wood. So I’ve used the lumberjocks widget thing to link back to your project page here. Hope that’s okay.

-- Woodworkers Source: Marketing Manager

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