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How to Deal with Seams

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One of the biggest questions we get asked by customers is "how do I deal with seams?" We understand you don't always want seams but with a handmade product we do have limits of how long we can make each sheet.  Seams are also a must on an L-shaped bar.  Copper seams are very similar to granite, laminate or any other surface that you choose.  We have popular ways that people choose to deal with seams but they are not a complete list of everything you can do when it comes to seams.  The big thing to remember is if you choose to do the epoxy coating on top of the seams you will not even feel them and will have a solid surface.

This customer choose to highlight their seams using copper nails.  The seam was cut at a 45 and accented with the copper nails.  The epoxy is then poured on top of the entire bar.  The copper nails look beautiful with the copper and many decorative accents can be used to highlight the seams.

 

This is a home bartop in the Zebra patina and has an L Shape.  The seams here are cut at a 45 degree angle and as you can see they are nothing to be worried or concerned about.  Yes, they do exist but they are not something you would spend a lot of time focusing on as they fit right in with the look and design of the countertop.

This bartop used our Bamboo Patina.  If you look close you can see a slight seam at the bottom of the photo.  They did a good job just matching the seams up together.  When matching seams up with the thin 36 gauge copper you can either butt them right next to each other or you can overlap slightly.  When overlapped slightly there will be a little more that is visible but with the epoxy everything is a solid surface.

Here is an in-process seam photo.  This photo is showing our heavy 24 gauge Copper.  The copper is cut at an angle and then the next sheet will just be matched up.  With the thin gauge copper you can also choose to wrap it around MDF or particle board pieces separately and then butt those pieces together.  This gives a clean seam as well.

This countertop seam has some thin pieces of wood on the ends.  When they are put together the wood is going to match up and give a nice decorative look to the seams.

This customer made a seam piece by folding an extra piece and accenting the seam.  Then the epoxy will be poured on top of the entire surface.

As you can see, seams are a part of any bar top. They are not going to ruin the look in any way. Seams are a part of almost any countertop and you can choose to handle them in multiple ways. It is personal preference in how you want to handle them.