Cut, Wrap and Install the Bar Top
Measure the dimensions for the bar top, allowing for a 2” overhang in the front. Cut two pieces of 3/4” plywood to fit the top. Screw both pieces of the 3/4” plywood together to create a 1 1/2” thick bar top.
Choose a section of reclaimed metal roofing that looks worn and well-aged to add character to the bar top. Lay the metal under the plywood. Carefully cut the metal 1” wider on three sides and 2 1/2” wider in the front than the plywood. To reduce deadly metal “fish hooks” on edges, half cut rather than full-squeeze cut the reclaimed metal with tin snips.
Lay the metal sheet on top of the plywood surface and hammer the metal sheet flat. Using wood clamps and a 2x4 (or level), temporarily secure the metal in place on the edge and bend over sides carefully with light hammer taps. Cut the metal at the corners to allow for a complete, flat wrap. The front metal wrap will fold over the side and attach underneath, out of sight. Nail the sides and front metal wrap in place.
Lay the metal-wrapped top on the bar legs. Use old nails or screws to attach the top in place.