Copper Bar Top – The Distressing Process

Installing a copper bar top recently was one of the most challenging jobs we’ve ever done. It’s quite labour intensive, total focus, patience and precision are absolute musts.

As mentioned previously, the copper bar top turned out great, but that ultimately was not the look desired by this job. It was to be distressed.

This is picture preparing the existing top for the copper –

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Two pictures of the installed copper bar top –

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We then prepared the bar top for the distressing process… The distressing process involves spreading sea salt and warm white vinegar liberally. After 20 minutes generously apply Coke or Pepsi to the bar top. That’s it – seriously!

Here’s the finished result –

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We’re very happy with how these copper bar tops turned out – it really is a focal point of this bar!

Until next time,

Shea

Custom Made Copper Bar Top – Completed

We recently completed creating and installing a custom made, horseshoe shaped copper bar top in Amherstburg, Ontario.

We’re very pleased with the results! Here are a few photos of the bar:

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If you’re looking for a unique touch to your home or business bar – please contact us about copper and stainless steel bar tops. We make metal work for you! 226-347-9778 or email sunsetmetal24@gmail.com

Jack Daniel’s Whisky Barrel Table

A while back I shared a photo of a Jack Daniel’s whisky barrel with a little custom metal fab, transforming it to a table and a wonderful conversational piece.

This is the finished barrel with the glass top installed. I like how the top of the barrel with the logo is still visible beneath the glass top.

Custom Metal Fab Jack Daniel's Barrel

I’ve already heard several comments about this barrel, like, ‘I want one! Where do I get one? Is it full? Can I have a full one?’

Although the barrels are only used once to make whiskey, I do know that real barrels are pretty hard to come by… if you’d like a full one – check this page out. If you’d like to view some fun JD products, then check this page out.

Until next time,

Shea

Work in Progress – Bar Subframe

Lots going on this week at Sunset Metal Fab Inc.! The past long week-end was great, but it also meant one less day to get things done!

One of the projects we have on the go is a subframe for a bar. Check it out:

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It’s another fun project.

Hmmm…. doing a quick mental inventory of my website updates, I’m realizing that about half of the work we post has been somehow related to a bar…

Pure coincidence! Honest!

Have a great week-end!

Until next time,

Shea

Custom Metal Fab – Bar Edition

Here are a couple of pictures of work I completed a year or so ago at Sutton Creek Golf Club, just outside Windsor, Ontario.

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We polished the bar top and the front of the fridge doors to give it depth and a unique look. I also created the ’19th hole’ sign to add a little fun behind the bar. 

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This is a custom made wine rack which sits on the bar near the wall at Sutton Creek.

It’s really a beautiful bar with a great atmosphere. It’s been a pleasure working with the Hearn family!

Until next time,

Shea

Around the Shop

Lately I’ve been pretty busy with custom metal work for The Wurst Bar, working on a fire table, as well as metal work for elevator car top railings, machine guards, custom rope brake mounting brackets, and resurfacing elevator doors with stainless steel.

It happens occasionally that I have a few spare hours in my day. I decided that I needed a new work table, so I created this stainless steel one –

Sunset Metal Fab, Custom bar top, stainless steel, commercial residential industrial, Ontario, Michigan OhioI also needed a work stool –

custom bar stool barstool, metal design, iron stainless steel, Sunset Metal Fab, Custom Metal Fabrication, Windsor OntarioHmm… they look a little like a barstool and bar top.

Completely coincidence!

Until next time,

Shea

Fun Job, Cool Place

I’m doing several metal fabrication jobs right now in Ypsilanti Michigan at The Wurst Bar… here are some pics…

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I like the reflection on the stainless steel bar top from the lights above. Looks good!

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Sandwich boards are cool.

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Entryway railing.

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These custom metal doors turned out awesome, I like the industrial look.

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Dig the custom metal door handle.

It’s been a pleasure working again with Jesse Kranyak. I wish them the greatest success!

Until next time,

Shea