What do you think of this idea? I am considering a counter top of brass. I would border it with wood so no bending would be required. This counter is an L shabe at bar height (42") separating kitchen area from living/dining area and is not used for daily food preparation. I am going to order a sample pack from an internet source. It will be 260 (cartridge) brass which I guess is the most common. Do you think I will have to upgrade the quality of the finish if it's to show at it's best? Note that I do not mind the regular polishing required for it's upkeep. As a flat surface, it should not be that hard. I prefer this to a lacquer coating.
Thanks for your comments