05:16AM | 05/05/03
Member Since: 02/20/03
17 lifetime posts
Hello all, I could use some advice.

I am making an oak bar for my finished basement. My original plan was to use more oak plywood for the top.

Someone recently suggested using a pre-finished, parquet, wood tiles for the top. Glue them down and cover it with poly.

First question - Would this work? Can I put more coats of polyurethane (or bartop epoxy) right on top of the factory finish?

Any other suggestions for a bartop?


willies all thumbs

07:04AM | 05/10/03
Member Since: 10/03/02
55 lifetime posts
Don't see why not. I used laminate planks on a coffee table. Would the prefinished be uneven? might consider unfinished so you can belt sand it


08:02PM | 05/12/03
Member Since: 05/11/03
3 lifetime posts
You might want to lightly sand the prefinished parquet before applying additional coats of sealer. I think nothing beats a red formica bartop, easy to clean, you don't have to worry about water damage, inexpensive. If you're into a retro diner look at all, it would fit right in.


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