Plywood Countertops

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Project by grayhooten posted 12-28-2009 03:35 AM 21231 views 17 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lagniappe Presbyterian Church is a church that formed in the wake of hurricane Katrina in Bay St. Louis, MS. The church did relief work and housed over 17,000 volunteers in the 4 years following the hurricane. On their property, they had approximately 10 24×40 Bunk houses in which teams of volunteers would stay. We took one of the bunk houses (originally lined with tyvek on the inside) and remodeled it into a Youth Room for the church’s high school youth program to have a place to meet.

Part of this project involved a small kitchenette. For the countertops we used the same method as the coffee table that I posted earlier.

The countertops are made out of 3/4 Arauco Plywood that has been stacked on end and glued together.

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#1 posted 12-28-2009 03:39 AM

Your some innovative guy this is unique and great idea. Very well done.


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Joni Hamari

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#2 posted 12-28-2009 03:49 AM

I love the look of this technique…really has visual interest!
I could see staining it as well to accent the variations in the medium.
Great job!

-- Joni Hamari,

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#3 posted 12-28-2009 03:55 PM

Very innovative counter tops. I always enjoy seeing someone us a material in an unusual or creative way. Great work.

-- Mike - Woodworking rookie from NC

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#4 posted 12-28-2009 04:04 PM

Your very clever use of plywood has inspired me with a different use for the tons (almost literally) of scrap plywood that I have access to. I’ll post pix if I’m anywhere near as successful as you.



-- Chuck near Nashville - “All you are unable to give possesses you” (Andre Gide)

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#5 posted 01-14-2013 03:43 AM

I wanted to thank you for inspiring me to do this myself. Here are photos of my finished project

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#6 posted 01-14-2013 07:25 PM

That looks awesome! I’m glad i was able to inspire you! how much did the project end up costing you if you don’t mind me asking? we were able to do ours for under $200 i believe.

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