Bar Top Epoxy on Soild Oak Top


I have used two part epoxy on stable substrates like plywood up until now. A client wants me to use it on a solid oak glue up. It would be used on the top only and several coats of urethane on the bottom. I am concerned with the epoxy and it's effect on natural wood movement during the seasons. The manufacture says no problem if the wood is dry to start with, however, I am still leery. What do you think? Thanks, JG
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Since you asked what I think, and not for expert advice, here goes. I think if you thoroughly seal the wood all the way around the entire piece, you won't get any moisture in or out to create movement. Epoxy would definitely create a thorough seal, as would "several coats of urethane," I think. Just be sure you carefully seal all the sides too, and you should be OK, especially if you start with dry wood. Good luck, Andy
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