Little Bathroom Remodel - Lumberjocks style #2: I'm a bit behind.

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Blog entry by MarkTheFiddler posted 04-06-2015 01:19 AM 1021 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Rainy weekends. Working weekends. Family events.

I’m definitely not complaining about family events, but the others can just go away thank you very much. In my first entry on this blog, I showed some images of my bathroom countertop. I had just taken the camps off when I received some excellent advice from my friend Gary. Yup, he said “If you glue that top to a plywood substrate, the substrate will be relatively stable while the surface expands and contracts.”


So, I ripped the top into three pieces. I wasn’t too concerned about nibbling a little of my top away due to blade thickness. In truth, there were 2 joints I felt could have been tighter. That’s were I did my ripping.

I ran the top side of the counters through the planer to just shave off the inconsistensies then I got to work on the substrate.

Yep, I made pass,

After pass,

After Pass,

I glued my pieces back together and the counter top looks better than ever. If you are able to notice that some of the 2 inch wide boards are only 1 15/16 inches wide, I bow to you. What looks great to me isn’t always great.

Besides, I know something and it might just work.
Hey Gary!! How does the counter top look from your house?

I’m a bit further along than this but I haven’t taken pictures of those other stages. More to come.

BTW – My backyard was becoming a bog due to rain and dogs. I scattered the shavings around and was able to mow the next day. The shavings sucked up the worst of the standing water.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#1 posted 04-06-2015 01:26 AM

Wait….let me fine tune my spy satellite…..............YUP, LOOKS GREAT FROM HERE!

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#2 posted 04-07-2015 12:06 AM

It’s looking very cool from here! So you did wind up gluing it to a plywood underlayment?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 04-07-2015 12:14 AM

Yes sir Andy – I did. All those shavings were the result of me undoing the mistake.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#4 posted 04-07-2015 12:33 AM

So now you have no ply underneath?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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