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I built this bar top from Ikea red oak slabs with a nice round front and return side. The wood worked fine without any cutting and finishing issues while cutting the round front and all edges. Was $170 for a 25" x 8' slab. I welded up a steel frame for support under the slab with support braces capped by scraps from the top. Lot's o fun routing the underside so the steel frame is flush w/ the bottom of the bar top, no bumping a knee on steel! Finished with many coats of heavy use polyurethane.

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What a great looking counter top. We are building a new house and I would really like to buy some large slabs of Koa to do the same for a breakfast bar. Thanks for the idea regarding the steel bracing
 

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Neat, clean and what "curb appeal". Well done.
 

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Great work, love the supports as well…. Nice finish on this as well.
 

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Looks great,beautiful colour.
 

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That looks like it will stay put. Thanks for the pics.
 

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Fine Work my Friend (as always!), good to "see" you around!
 

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Wow beautiful job with beautiful wood and it looks like it is not going to move. nicely done.
 

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WOW! What a super looking bar top! Well built from what I see in your photos. Should last a life time! Nice work!
 

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wow, you nailed it on this one, i love the metal supports underneath, very nice design…
 

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Very well done.
Thanks for posting.
 

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Gorgeous and well installed bar top! Like the rounded front and on how you place the support braces. It should last for many generations. Excellent work!
 
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