Resin Countertops

The Point - Five Points, Raleigh, North Carolina
Before - The Point Restaurant's Bar
Before - The Point Restaurant's Bar

Sixty plus years of wear and tear on a soft pine bar top shows up in cracks and scuffs with the occasional deep-carved ode to love.

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The Point
The Point

After sanding and prep, installing brass edge rail and masking, the first part of the resi pour is complete.

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The Point - Finished Product
The Point - Finished Product

After final application of resin and polishing the brass edging, this bar is ready for 20+ years of high-gloss performance. Scuffs and normal wear and tear can be polished out, reclaiming a mirror finish.

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Before - The Point Restaurant's Bar
Before - The Point Restaurant's Bar

Sixty plus years of wear and tear on a soft pine bar top shows up in cracks and scuffs with the occasional deep-carved ode to love.

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Bar Top Reclaimation

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Modern resin bar top applications create durable, high-sheen finishes for flat surfaces.  Optically clear resins enhance the natural beauty of wood grain or anything encapsulated beneath the finished surface.

Terrafin Station - Tap Tower Counter
Terrafin Station - Tap Tower Counter

Tap towers and spill basins were elevated 1/8" above the original surfaced and then caulked so that they can be serviced without disturbing the sanitary resin pour.

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Terrafin Station - edge detail
Terrafin Station - edge detail

Edges are banded with metal (aluminum shown) and control joints cut in where appropriate using thinner metal banding. Edges act as level guides and resin dams, assuring a level finished surface and durable edge wear.

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Terrafin Station - bird'seye view
Terrafin Station - bird'seye view

The original finish was textured laminate, which was painted with a hammered metallic paint, adding interesting depth to the optically clear resin finish.

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Terrafin Station - Tap Tower Counter
Terrafin Station - Tap Tower Counter

Tap towers and spill basins were elevated 1/8" above the original surfaced and then caulked so that they can be serviced without disturbing the sanitary resin pour.

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Terrafin Station - Quail Corner's, Raleigh, NC

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Terrafin Station's second location required an update to finishes.  Resin bar topping was chosen to add a high-gloss finish, utilizing aluminum edging to match with the color pallette chosen for the renovated space.

Rewind Bar, Raleigh, NC
Rewind Bar, Raleigh, NC

Classic Rock and Roll LPs are embedded in clear resin with a brass back bar rail. Optically clear resin can be buffed to remove minor blemishes and sanded and buffed to remove deep scarring - all marring can be restored to original mirror sheen without re-casting.

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Rewind Bar, Raleigh, NC
Rewind Bar, Raleigh, NC

Classic Rock and Roll LPs are embedded in clear resin with a brass back bar rail. Optically clear resin can be buffed to remove minor blemishes and sanded and buffed to remove deep scarring - all marring can be restored to original mirror sheen without re-casting.

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Rewind Bar, Six Forks Road, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Rewind Bar's classic rock lps are embedded in clear resin with a brass back bar rail.  High sheen and rock hard, the resin tops can be sanded and buffed out even after the most catastrophic abuse.

State of Beer, end view.
State of Beer, end view.

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State of Beer bar top
State of Beer bar top

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State of Beer - taps and bar
State of Beer - taps and bar

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State of Beer, end view.
State of Beer, end view.

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State of Beer

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Raleigh Architecture Company designed this bottle shop space for the owners of Busy Bee Cafe and Trophy Brewing, using bowling alley recycled flooring for the bar top.  Because it wasn't designed with a front drink rail or rear trough rail, resin had to be layered on in 6 successive coats to reach the desired level of smooth transparency. Photo credits - Raymond Goodman (http://raymondgoodman.photoshelter.com/)

Fine Art bistro table
Fine Art bistro table

An ocean landscape makes a terrific visual beneath clear resin.

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Fine Art bistro table
Fine Art bistro table

An ocean landscape makes a terrific visual beneath clear resin.

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Bistro Table, private commission

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Fine art, collectibles, wine labels, newspaper clippings, bottle caps - anything 2D or shallow 3D can be encapsulated in quality resin, creating a durable countertop.