This is the Schoner bar top. 12' long 40" wide. Finished with high grade polyurethane.
Built from a single Yellow Cedar slab 30" wide with 2 pieces of Douglas Fir added along the live edge to provide the nesessary width for the bar. There are 3 braces under the over hanging outside of the bar. They are attached by sliding dovetail joints to allow movement of the big wood. There is an end cap of Fir running across the grain at the wide end of the counter. It is attached by a long sliding dovetail joint. The key to using big wood is to allow for seasonal movement so it can shrink and expand but be held flat without cracking. The design and execution of this piece does just that.