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White oak, butcher block, counter top 9' x 2' x 1 1/2"

A commissioned counter top I made out of clean, quarter sawn white oak. This was not the usual bar/counter top build that I encounter. This counter top is going to be used outside as a BBQ chefs station and serving table. The counter top will sit on 3 teak cabinets and a small refrigerator next to the patrons grill. The gentleman choose to stain and finish the counter top on his own using the same colors on the teak cabinets. Ill post pictures of the finished serving station when he is completed with the finishing process. I used 30 strips oak and over 200 dowels, staggered every 8 inches. I also placed two 1/4" pieces of all-thread through the entire counter top about 12" in from each end. I secured the all-thread with locking nuts and was able to hide everything by attaching the end two strips last. My hopes are that the all-thread will be more of a mechanical fastener than just glue, since this is going to be subjected to the outdoor conditions and the harsh PA winters.

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Sorry for the spelling error. All-thread - is threaded rod, in this case I used stainless steel threaded rod.
 

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Did you flatten this by hand?
 

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Yes, I did flatten this by hand. It wasn't too bad, the dowels really help to keep everything flat and straight. If I take extra care in drilling the dowels it saves me a lot of time flattening and sanding!
 

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Looks fantastic… nice job.
 

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Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting.
 
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