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It's for his servants ... the 'domestics'.
Wonderful, drunk servants.
I do things I don't know how to do, so that I might learn how to do
Try TiteBond III, it's waterproof. Most other plain generic yellow
glues won't be--at least not after significant wetting and moisture.
Since you are going to use it as a bar top (i.e. spilled drinks, water
rings from glasses, etc), having the glue joint dissolve or weaken due
to moisture exposure would be bad.
Just my opinion....
Oak and maple are 'sweet' woods; if any water gets in, they will
molds, and black marks are likely. For a bar, resinous woods are
preferred (mahogany, or teak, or ipe). That said, an oak glue-up with
water-intolerant glues will be fine as long as the finish coat is
I've never thought satin urethane was ugly.
Of course, if the finish coat IS impermeable, you could top the bar
a sheet of plywood and get good appearance and adequate durability.
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