I have been building a bar for my daughter and have reached anohter point
where I need some assistance. This time it is about finishing.
Have any of you seen CSI:Miami? In their interrogation room they have a
table that has a black mirror finish on it. That sucker is sooo black and
sooo shiny. Anyway, that is what I want for the bar. I have two horizontal
surfaces (the bar counter and the work surface) and several vertical
surfaces (face frame, drawer fronts, and door fronts) that I would like to
finish in this manner. The horizontal surfaces are MDF and the vertical
surfaces are Poplar.
So the question is, how do I get that super black, super shiny finish?
I have thought about pressure laminate and that might be ok for the
horizontal surfaces, but would not work on the vertical surfaces because of
the "drawer pulls" that I intend to use (an under-cut groove across the
The only other thing that I can think of would be black epoxy paint followed
by a clear epoxy top coat (or two) over that, and then buff it out.
Any other suggestions?