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1  Re: Bottle Cap Table Top in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by rsteel02 on: May 26, 2009 05:51:26 PM
Quartney, you are absolutely correct, but whether or not you need to glue down the bottle caps depends on what you want to do.  For my bar, I wanted to grout between the caps to add a black background for contrast.  I glued the caps down to prevent them from moving around as I applied the grout.

No matter how you want to make your bar top, it's a good idea to make a prototype or two to get familiar with how the epoxy works and to work all the kinks out of the process.  For example, I found that if I stirred the epoxy too long, it accumulated so many tiny bubbles that it wound up looking cloudy as seen in this picture.



I used cheap wooden trays from the craft supply store.  You can see some of them here:

http://s616.photobucket.com/albums/tt244/rsteel02/caps%20to%20trade/bar%20top%20prototypes/
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2  Re: Bottle Cap Table Top in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by rsteel02 on: May 26, 2009 10:46:11 AM
Thanks to everyone who has posted to this thread.  It was helpful as I built my barn wood bar with epoxy encapsulated bottle caps for the bar top.  The caps with glued down with modeling glue followed by unsanded black grout and US Composites Kleer Kote table top epoxy.


more pics:
http://s616.photobucket.com/albums/tt244/rsteel02/bottle%20cap%20bar/
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