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Penny Countertop for School Bus Conversion

Penny counter top

I made a penny countertop for the school bus conversion while boondocking this summer.

School bus conversion penny counter top

School bus conversion penny countertop

 

Here is an Amazon link to the Epoxy I used for the penny countertop.

Penny counter top

 

All of the pennies laid out with foil tape around the edges. A random empty parking lot turned into my workshop. Luckily there was a bank across the street. I accidentally corroded a batch of pennies in an attempt to clean them with peroxide and vinegar, Choose one or the other!

A pair of $20 metal shears from Home Depot allowed me to cut the pennies where needed. The cut pennies turned out to be my favorite so don’t hesitate to incorporate cut pennies in your design.

Penny counter top

 

Countertop leveled and resin poured. The sun went down then the temperature dropped below 70 degrees, The curing process slowed way down at that point. I was forced to camp out in this parking lot until the next morning when the counter could be moved.

Penny counter top

 

The epoxy had cured by morning. A leaf found its way into the epoxy during that slow dry time. But at least nobody stole the countertop while I was sleeping!

Penny counter top

 

This resin turned out very clear and you should definitely make sure to get excess pennies so you aren’t forced to use any ugly ones. You will be able to see the funky pennies! Click here for a more thorough breakdown of the build process.

Penny counter top

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