Copper Bar Top

Create a beautiful copper bar for your home or restaurant with color copper sheets in just a few easy steps.

Copper Bar Top

Materials needed:

  • Color Copper Sheet
  • Contact Cement
  • Laminate Roller
  • Scissors or a utility knife and straight edge
  • Wooden Dowels
  • COPPERLAC Lacquer
  • Commercial Bar Top Epoxy
  • Heat gun or hair dryer

Step 1.
Cut your copper sheet with a pair of scissors or a utility knife and a straight edge.Cut Copper Sheet

Step 2.
Scuff up the backside of your copper sheet and bar surface with some sandpaper. The best substrate for making a copper bartop is MDF. It is cheap and has a nice smooth surface. The thickness of your substrate is not important. Some people use 3/4" or double up on 3/4" to a thicker surface.
It really makes no difference as long as the surface is smooth.

Step 3.
Apply your contact cement to the backside of your copper sheet and to the bar surface.Apply Contact Cement

Step 4.
Place dowel rods along the bar surface to float the copper sheet above.
Place Dowel Rods

Step 5.
Once your copper sheet is in place, start removing the dowel rods one at a time, rolling the copper onto the surface with your laminate roller.Roll Copper Sheet

Step 6.
Once you have adhered your copper to the surface, spray a base coat of COPPERLAC lacquer to seal it. Wait 24 hours before moving on to step 7.Spray Lacquer Base Coat

Step 7.
Pour your bar top epoxy onto the surface of your bar. The epoxy will self-level so it will do most of the work itself. If you have bar rail, you can pour the epoxy right up to the rail to seal it. Since the epoxy is thick in consistency, it will not run over the back edge very much so you don't have to worry about making a dam to hold it in. Just take a paint brush and wipe along the sides of your bar top to smooth out the epoxy that does drip over. This will provide a sufficient coat for the sides and edges.Pour Epoxy On Bar Top

Step 8.
Use a heat gun or a hair dryer to pop any air bubbles in the epoxy for a duration of 30 minutes. After that, the epoxy will harden past the point of getting any more air bubbles. Wait at least 3-4 complete days before using your bartop.Use Heat Gun

That's it. Now you have a truly unique copper bar top that your friends will be talking about for a long time!

You can purchase all of the materials to make a copper bar top from ColorCopper.com.