I am going to be building a home bar soon, or rather apartment bar. i have gotten good ideas for form design from websites such as this one http://www.barplan.com/images/srbar0111042.jpg i want it to look cool though. that link shows a good pic of the shape (though mine will only be 6feet instead of 8 like the pic.) but i want some good ideas for finishing it. i would love a dark wood finish, but the types of wood, like cherry, would be way to expensive. (I am a college student working about 10 hours a week so the cheaper the better!!!) that in mind i still want to to look somewhat decent, not unfinished wood!!! I am open to any ideas such as color or syle (a cool idea for a bar top is covering it with bottle caps!!!) it would be cool to get some brushed aluminum plates and go with the PowerBar(see the name has already been taken) but i think that would be too expensive (though i havent found large aluminim sheets to price off of) . . . maybe i could go all white with the iBar! btw I will integrate my stereo/PB/airport express into the bar along with an external jack on the bar top so people can plug in their iPods!!!