Kitchen countertop

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Project by dwlckn posted 08-20-2011 03:03 AM 2177 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a hard maple countertop that I was hired to build. Length of the long side of the “L” is about 12’, by 46” with the short side 3’ by 28”. I finished with “salad bowl” as that the home owner had concerns about using poly of any kind on it. This was by far the largest countertop that I’ve done, days and days to finish it and only 3 hours to get it in to place. I think that the wife of the house started to cry when she first saw it (she was that happy with it). She then told her husband that he need to pay me more (I made them stick to the price that was agreed upon), but thanked her for the thought, and I left happy knowing she was happy with it.

-- “Enjoy what you do, or do something else!”

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#1 posted 08-20-2011 03:18 AM

My wife would love this. In about 4 or 5 years from now, we plan on building a new house and I might try this. How did you smooth the top, if you don’t mind me asking?

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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#2 posted 08-20-2011 03:28 AM


I ran all the small pieces thoght the thickness planner frist so the smoothing was more of a matter of sanding then smoothing, start with a flat straght piece sometimes it stay that way.

-- “Enjoy what you do, or do something else!”

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#3 posted 08-20-2011 03:48 AM

VERY impressive, Woody! It looks like you added a beveled edge piece to the table, sort of like a cap. I like that distinction. Question about the edges that butt up next to the stove and above teh dishwasher- did you specially prepare them for heat and steam? I’ve read aluminum foil, but wondering how you hide something like that. Congrats on a job well done!

-- Roy and Pauline, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country

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#4 posted 08-20-2011 03:06 PM

wow very nice … i wanted t do something like that for my house .was worred about heat from the stove also is that a problem ?

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#5 posted 08-20-2011 03:31 PM

That’s just plain beautiful!


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#6 posted 08-24-2011 04:24 AM

Great job!. I put Mahogany counter tops in my kitchen last year and am sure happy we chose wood.

-- Rick Wood

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