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  1. End Grain Countertop for Island Build

    This piece is 22" x 36" x 2.5" and made from walnut, cherry, white oak, and touches of bloodwood. This is a countertop for a custom kitchen island that will also have a cool sort of bar flap that connects the unit to the existing counter. Once is is all together I will post pictures of the whole...
  2. Counter Top: 1st commision

    Fairly simple, but it is my first commisioned work. Is 8/4 hard maple on edge with a 3 1/2" backsplash. I started by gluing sets of 3 boards together and then jointing and planing these sets down to take care of any slipage that occured during glue up. I then glued these together, a couple sets...
  3. Oak Slab countertop with cutting board

    Hey everyone, haven't had time to post any new projects due to work commitments and other life adventures but here is the latest that I completed. It originally started as a oak tree that fell in my neighbors yard which I milled up and basically sat there waiting for some inspiration. Well fast...
  4. Cherry and oak countertop.

    This is a custom coutertop for a bathroom I built for a house Im flipping. The top is made of cherry, red oak and one piece of hickory (ran out of oak). The cabinet front is cherry. I kinda didnt like the pipes showing but I dont have the proper tools with me to make doors but thats ok. Since...
  5. Walnut kitchen island

    This is a piece that was built for a friend. They had wanted to replace their old damaged top with something more attractive. She wanted 2" thick walnut and in wide boards. Luckily I had found a bunch of boards at an auction 8-10 months ago. All 8/4 boards 9-11" wide. That worked great...
  6. Butchers block style counter for gas stove.

    When my ex wife moved out the budget became smaller so I decided to go the gas route for cooking. The was a ugly empty hole in the the kitchen cause she took the freezer with her that filled it. My solution to it.
  7. Church Office Cabinets

    I have been working on this project since June for the rural church I belong to. I wrapped it up today with putting on the crown molding and installing the slide-outs. The cabinets are all oak, with a dark stain. Raised panel doors. Lacquer sprayed on. I also made the counter top and backsplash...
  8. Bathroom / Vanity Countertop from Gummy Cherry

    My wife and I recently moved into our first house and one of the first house projects she requested was to redo our master bathroom. It has an old cultured marble top that she wanted to replace with 'something else.' It took a little work to convince her to let me do a wood counter top but...
  9. Joinery
    I normally use 3M blue painters tape to mask off areas that I don't want glue squeeze out to get on. This method has worked well for Titebond woodworkers glue. The other day I did the same procedure and then used J-B Weld glue and found that the tape lifted up and J-B Weld got under it. I was...
  10. Woodworking Skill Share
    We are redoing the kitchen counters and the project foreperson, aka wife, has decided on a "country" motif. The kitchen is in our cabin so it does not need to be corian or granite. We discovered Ikea has several butcher block counter tops. Go to ikea.com and search for wood countertop for...
  11. Finishing
    Hello! I just got 3"Thick slabs that are 7' long and 24" wide a piece. I am planning on using them to make my counter tops. The thing is, is they are still at 16% moisture. I am planning on installing metal braces on the underside to control warping. I was also told that I could seal the top and...
  12. Designing Woodworking Projects
    I am building a small kitchen island. It, will be movable via fixed casters. Fixed casters for mobilty, but only as necessary for cleaning the floor or to get closer to a countertop to support a project. The fixed casters will provide stability and will be easy to hide with base molding. My...
  13. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Constructing a 30"(+/-) wide, 2" thick live edge counter top for the wood shop located in 1/2 of a 2 car garage. The top will be a glue-up of several boards of Maple. Rear edge of the top will be continuously supported along the wall. The front edge will be supported by pipe legs at various...
  14. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Present project is a counter top for the garage/workshop. The top is constructed of 1.5" red maple slabs (2) glued together to make a width of 30". One section is 12'-3" long the other is 13'-6". The sections will be joined together to make an "L" The rear edge will be supported continuously...
  15. Designing Woodworking Projects
    I am getting ready to build a butcher block end grain counter-top to replace our old Formica top. This is an L shaped counter-top that is about 75" x 66" x 24". I am going to use Hickory. I've never built an end grain block this size and am concerned that I may run into unforeseen issues. Has...
  16. Wood & Lumber
    I just installed a butcher block countertop on a new island I put together. Despite trying to make everything level in every direction, keeping the top flat, etc., I've got a gap of 1/4" on one corner. Going by my level, it looks like the counter is cupped a bit over the 50" width. In the...
  17. Blogs
    Buffet and Hutch My wife says I can't do anything else before I start on her Kitchen. Well except for her hall table and ??. Of course there is also the Summer Contest. This is going to be a multiple phase project. I need to do something with the floor. We are on a cement slab floor and it is...
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    An Introduction of Wood Happenings An Introduction of Wood Happenings So it's that time again….and if you've spent any amount of time around here at LJ; last spring, summer and fall then you must know by now, some-what as to my occasional excursions into the forests and woods of New England...
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    Ideas, Designs In my kitchen, we are a cramped for counter space so I want to make a flip up cutting-board. The flip-up part would be attached to the side of our "island" which is 3/4" particle board. I'll have some kind of leg or fold-out-triangle to support the cutting board when it's up. I...
  20. Wood & Lumber
    Hi everyone as part of my garage make over I am adding a ton of storage. I am trying to determine the best way to make a counter top for a set of garage cabinets that I made. I was thinking two sheets of MDF glued and screwed and laminating the top with Formica. I want it to be stable, flat, and...
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