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Any Poured epoxy bar top experts here.

Discussion in 'The Charles Neil Finishing Forum' started by sprucegum, Jan 27, 2019.

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    sprucegum Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I am thinking about a poured epoxy counter top for a wet bar in my office mancave room. I have done a few epoxy tops in the past but always over sound wood without a lot of voids. What I have in mind is some very distressed 5/4 live edge pine. It will take perhaps 3 of them to get the width I need and I don't plan on removing the live edge. The live edge has evidence of being walked on by men with spiked boots and chopped into with a sharp axe. My thought is to build it in place by laying down a layer of high density sawdust board followed by my live edge pine. I will fit the boards as close as possible and fill the voids between them with small gravel stone. The boards are from a log that lay buried in the bottom of a mill pond for 60 years so I thought gravel stone from the same river would be fitting. Some of the epoxy will need to be over an inch thick. I am sure that I need to do more than one pour any pointers would be appreciated.
     
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    I have no experience with it myself, but EcoPoxy is one of the products that is commonly used for resin table pours, specifically their 2:1 mix stuff if I'm remembering correctly. I've seen it used for pours of 2 inches, sometimes even greater. It is a thinner and very slow setting epoxy - takes days to cure - which helps with air bubbles.
     
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    Seems like the slow set would be hard to keep dust particles out of.
     
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    Yeah, it might be something that you'd have to pour someplace where it can sit undisturbed without much of any foot traffic or use of anything around it for a few days. Or built a tent out of plastic drop cloth to cover it after it's poured. But, the slow set does give you the benefit of it being a lot easier to get a bubble free pour.
     
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    Watch a few of these and then sleep at Holiday Inn Stone Coat
     
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