|Project by WoodshopNerd||posted 04-28-2016 02:09 AM||1414 views||8 times favorited||17 comments|
So, we decided to change out the 30 year old formica countertops in our kitchen.
To replace them I decided to make butcher block countertops using edge grain walnut. I started with 6’ – 8’ long, rough walnut boards that were 1.5” – 2.5” thick. First step was running all the boards through my planer, and my jointer. Then I ripped them at 2” widths on my table saw. Next step was turning the boards edge grain up and laminating them together with Titebond 3.
I did a lot of hand planing and some sanding to get everything level and smooth after the glue up.
For the finish I used 2 coats of Waterlox satin.
-- Michael, http://www.bozemanguitars.com