Kitchen Countertop

January 31, 2016

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Beautiful beech from Wales full of character.

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After planing them all ‘ dead straight’ which is not an easy task with such long length 3.25 metre, I started gluing them with domino joints, one at the time so I could give it my full attention, I was very pleased with  the result.

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The beautiful grain of the wood after a bit of sanding to 120 grit.

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I added a piece of cross wood to the end grain, that prevents the board from splitting, just better.

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Routing the opening for the Belfast sink.

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Routing the drainage, I also cut a water drip under the drainage to stop water drips from staying under the countertop.

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I sanded the countertop back to 0000 steel wool in the end, added 6 layers of finishing oil with in between  smoothly going with steel wool with the direction of the grain. I applied 2 coats of boat lacquer on the underside.

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One Response to “Kitchen Countertop”

  1. Volker Says:

    Hi Astrid,
    the drainage in the countertop is a great idee!

    Best regards
    Volker

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