The challenge is to make a 127 1/2” long countertop that looks good using only 41” long plywood peices.
A trick I learned a long time ago is to place an alternate grain strip between end grain splices. It looks way better, in my opinion, than end grain to end grain joinery.
Also, I am using only plywood for this top—no solid wood. The build up is a little different here.
The front edge is a maple veneer that I had left over from another job.
The thing about an almost 11 foot top and 8 foot veneer is there needs to be a seam. Fortunately the grain is fairly homogenous on this peice and I matched it up really nicely with an angled splice.
Now you see it…
... now you don’t
The top got a clear sealer coat and I had to call it a night.
Tonight it will get a color coat—a semi-transparent dark brown dye fogged over the sealer.
Then the finished clear lacquer top coat and installation onto the wall unit.
-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251