|Project by vetwoodworker||posted 05-16-2014 01:00 PM||862 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Need a new countertop for the kitchen as we are putting the house on the market and the one that is there is about 40 years old and split in 2 places due to poor appliance fitting with the cooktop. So, I made a new one. Ordered 20 BF of Rock Maple from Woodworkers Source, and got to work. Started by jointing and facing each board, then planing to uniform thickness (3/4”). Next up I ripped to 1.75” wide planks. Laminated in 6 board blocks, planed those to 1.5” Height, then laminated those together and included #10 Biscuits every 12”. Total Dimensions are 25”W x 72”L x 1.5”H. Finish shown is first coat of Mineral Oil/Beeswax mix right after applying. After wiping off the excess, it definitely gave the wood character and beauty! Finally rubbed with Block and Board Rub to protect. Will post installed pictures soon!