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Old 01-24-2008, 04:45 PM   #11
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Here is my bar - a resin poured top (over wood veneer) with a tower sitting atop a Kenmore Elite fridge. This was extremely simple to set up and looks and works great.

Not the best picture of the setup, but there's no fooling with removable sections of a bar, etc...


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Old 01-24-2008, 04:56 PM   #12
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Stunning man!!! I love it!


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Old 01-24-2008, 06:08 PM   #13
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Here is my bar - a resin poured top (over wood veneer) with a tower sitting atop a Kenmore Elite fridge. This was extremely simple to set up and looks and works great.

Not the best picture of the setup, but there's no fooling with removable sections of a bar, etc...
Can I get some info on the "resin poured top "? Like what you used and where you got it?
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:27 PM   #14
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I bought it at Menards. It was called Envirotex Light. The instructions are pretty good. It was my first time ever doing it and I had a couple mistakes that I intend to fix later, but I needed it done for my wedding last summer so I had no time for fixes.

FSR402, PM me if you want any details on my procedure, etc... Be glad to help.

Here's a couple other pics.

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Old 01-24-2008, 07:07 PM   #15
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I bought it at Menards. It was called Envirotex Light. The instructions are pretty good. It was my first time ever doing it and I had a couple mistakes that I intend to fix later, but I needed it done for my wedding last summer so I had no time for fixes.

FSR402, PM me if you want any details on my procedure, etc... Be glad to help.

Here's a couple other pics.

Man that looks great. I need to finish my bar some day (it's only been 13 months since I started building it) and I was wanting to do a top like that but with wine corks and bottle tops and bottle labels under it.
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:23 PM   #16
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I'll add my tips here for pouring epoxy finishes. I'm doing this on part of my bar. I need to add another coat still

Things I learned the hard way:
Make sure the surface you are finishing is warm
Same goes for the epoxy mixes. Put the mix components in a bucket of warm water for 30 min. prior to mixing.

Warm mix + warm surface = good even flow and good self leveling.

If you want to spread the stuff, use something as wide as the surface you are finishing to spread it. It doesn't need to be fancy. I used a piece of shoe box that I wrapped in a layer of aluminum foil, making sure there were no wrinkles along the botttom edge.

Edges are a pain. I haven't quite figured this one out yet. I'm going to try and "brush" on a thin layer. Upside down in a mold would be great, but that ain't gonna happen

Pour in several layers. One more to go for me to fix up my learning mistakes.
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:44 PM   #17
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FSR.... - nice bar

http://www.precision-images.com/homebarplans.htm

check these out if you want some type of sectional bar. simple and cheap to build. look at the photos of finished ones not a bad start. I have not seen or built one FYI just had this bookmarked
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:31 AM   #18
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FSR.... - nice bar

http://www.precision-images.com/homebarplans.htm

check these out if you want some type of sectional bar. simple and cheap to build. look at the photos of finished ones not a bad start. I have not seen or built one FYI just had this bookmarked
Those look nice.
A guy in my office had some cabinets that he was going to throw out. I took them but had to cut them in half to get them in my basment.
They sat there for about 6 months (we never use the basment) then a week before Newyears I was told that I was housing the party that year. So in one night I took them from some old nasty looking cabinets that were just sitting in the middle of the room to this.






It was useable for the party but a LONG way from done.
I still need to reface the cabinets, pipe in water, put in a sink, add in a keggerater next to it, finish the trim work, finish the top (by the stools) and put a top on it in the back.
I just have so much other stuff that keeps me busy and money is tight (love the automotive ind. in Michiagn) so I can't bring myself to spend any money on it yet. And like I said, we never use the basment anyways (my keezer is in the garage).
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Old 01-25-2008, 03:59 PM   #19
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GREAT discussion, but can we get back on topic?

I still want to have a tower on the bar, and use a keezer as part of the bar? Will the copper-pipe-as-a-heat-sink type of cooling work with the length I'm thinking of??
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Old 01-26-2008, 06:32 AM   #20
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Ok, for your tower you'll need some insulated conduit, a fan enclosure, and means to pump cold air from the bottom of your freezer up into your tower. Another option would be to modify a PC watercooling system to act as a hoembrew chilling system. You would just need a pump, resevoir, and the $9/ft insulated 2beer/2glycol lines from micromatic.


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