Kitchen Island top

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Project by Todd Barrone posted 04-03-2015 05:45 AM 2069 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was commissioned to build a kitchen island top for a customer. The top is 5 1/2’ long X 4’ wide 2” thick. All eastern red cedar.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#1 posted 04-03-2015 06:05 AM

That is absolutely beautiful Todd.
I’m sure it’s a winner mate.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 04-03-2015 07:29 AM

Awesome job. Love your work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 04-03-2015 11:45 AM

That live edge is fantastic. I would like to see the rest of island one day.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#4 posted 04-03-2015 12:24 PM

wow,that is beautiful!I love the finish!The customer will be happy!!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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#5 posted 04-03-2015 02:19 PM

Nice….did you cut this cedar on your new saw mill??

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 04-03-2015 02:33 PM

Thanks every one for your kind words, Buster B this was not milled on my new mill. I hope to have it running soon and then post a project made from it.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#7 posted 04-03-2015 03:57 PM

Just gorgeous!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 04-03-2015 04:09 PM

Absolutely beautiful. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 04-03-2015 08:28 PM

Great work as always!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#10 posted 04-03-2015 08:48 PM

Compliments Todd, excellent job.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#11 posted 04-04-2015 12:12 AM

That turned out beautifully. How did you finish it?

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

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#12 posted 04-04-2015 12:50 AM

That is striking. I would make more from ERC, but people don’t ask for it. I have a good local source even.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#13 posted 04-04-2015 11:15 PM

Very nicely done – top looks great! Like Gfadvm, I’d like to hear how you finished it.

-- Eric - Littleton, Colorado

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#14 posted 04-05-2015 01:22 AM

That is really lovely. gotta love that wood…can’t find any of here in the Islands.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#15 posted 04-05-2015 02:17 AM

Thank again everyone for the nice replies, the finishing. I finish it with Minway clear gloss polyurethane, I apply it by hand with a 2 1/2” angle brush, this table got 8 coats of poly to give it that glass finish look. All of our finishes are done by brush, I hope this helps.

-- "The Cedar King"

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