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Project by bluchz posted 03-27-2009 11:07 PM 1781 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The big problem!!!!! I made counter tops from pine boards until we could get solid surface counter tops. The problem…....the Queen loves them. The next line of counter tops has a run about 14-1/2’ long, how am i gonna glue that up!!!!!! and who is gonna help me install it!!!!! Any way everyone says it looks good so some constructive critique is needed, i think they’re scare to point out the flaws.

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#1 posted 03-28-2009 05:01 AM

having a hard time finding any flaws to point looks like glueing up your 14=1/2’ counter top should be farly easy. i would splin the edges togeather or biscits. it going to heavy heavy tho

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#2 posted 03-28-2009 03:20 PM

Although I’m not a big fan of painted or dyed wood I gotta say that looks really nice. I wouldn’t think the others would be real hard either but just use biscuits or splines like was suggested earlier. I think I would use a hand plane to flatten then if needed. You could work only the effected areas then and since its Pine, a belt sander would take of material very quickly and could easily remove too much.

Again, nice work and can’t wait to see the rest of it.


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#3 posted 03-28-2009 03:30 PM

I ditto the remarks above on the new top. You’ve done a really nice job on these cabinets. The only concern I have is the door front on the pots and pans rollout. Having to lean over it to get the pans out might be a little much as you haven’t much to hold the huge door. I think I would have made 2 smaller doors and hinged them. Then just rollout the pans and get to them much easier and no chance of knocking off the door. Other than that the cabinets look great.

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#4 posted 03-28-2009 05:11 PM

Yeah i agree with you on the large door, 2 smaller ones with a drawer inside would probably be a better solution, live and learn, lol. I was worried about the blue stain on the oak face frames, doors and drawers but i am very happy with the result.

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#5 posted 03-28-2009 09:40 PM

My wife would not like the color but you did a fantastic job. I did not know it was oak under the blue but it took color a lot better than I would have thought. Nice job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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