January 31, 2016
Beautiful beech from Wales full of character.
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.
The beautiful grain of the wood after a bit of sanding to 120 grit.
I added a piece of cross wood to the end grain, that prevents the board from splitting, just better.
Routing the opening for the Belfast sink.
Routing the drainage, I also cut a water drip under the drainage to stop water drips from staying under the countertop.
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.