Finely got around to staining and finishing the top; kinda forced into it do to our annual corn roast where friends and family from all over the country get together and the wife put her foot down and said we need a place to site for meals plus I needed to make bar stools as well.
This counter top has sat unfinished for more than 5 months with many temperature and humidity changes so I think acclamation was complete. These first few pics are of the top re-sanded and wet down for grain raising as we had planned to dye the top and not stain it, after ordering the dye colors and testing them we decided none of them were to our liking.
While deciding whether to leave the countertop clear or stain it; bar stools went into production, not figuring they would be permanent we decided to stain them, so I took all the left over cans of minwax and dumped them together and stained the stools, the wife liked the color so much she decided to stain the countertop the same color, so there you have it. :-)
As usual, pics never do justice but you get the gist. :-)
The inner counter will be poured in place concrete.
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Cheers – Jeff
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