LumberJocks

Walnut kitchen island

  • Advertise with us
Project by john2005 posted 04-30-2016 05:32 PM 1614 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece that was built for a friend. They had wanted to replace their old damaged top with something more attractive. She wanted 2” thick walnut and in wide boards. Luckily I had found a bunch of boards at an auction 8-10 months ago. All 8/4 boards 9-11” wide. That worked great. I did cut out some knots and checks in the ends to maintain stability in the boards. The cutting board and trim was from some shorts I picked up at the yard on sale. The finish is Waterlox. I fought that a lot. I found if I applied it heavy like they want, I got beautiful results, but tons of micro-bubbles. So after a lot of calls to their tech dept and trying every applicator under the sun, I ended up wiping it on in thin coats, occasionally wet-sanding with 1000 to 1500 in between to remove lint. That seemed to work well. Was a major learning curve there. I loved the look and the durability of the waterlox, but not the application. I would probably still use it again believe it or not.

Before pics

Glue up

Original boards

Test fit

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.





10 comments so far

View AnthonyReed's profile

AnthonyReed

10041 posts in 2617 days


#1 posted 04-30-2016 06:03 PM

Beautiful work John.

-- ~Tony

View john2005's profile

john2005

1768 posts in 2355 days


#2 posted 04-30-2016 06:10 PM

Thank you sir!

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

View CL810's profile

CL810

3856 posts in 3165 days


#3 posted 04-30-2016 08:19 PM

Very nice work John, love the walnut.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

32087 posts in 3043 days


#4 posted 04-30-2016 08:26 PM

This piece is so nicely done and well presented.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

View Brit's profile

Brit

7523 posts in 3019 days


#5 posted 04-30-2016 08:54 PM

You made one hell of a job of that John. Congrats.

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

View Roger's profile

Roger

20949 posts in 2981 days


#6 posted 04-30-2016 09:14 PM

Just beautiful

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

17592 posts in 3365 days


#7 posted 04-30-2016 11:07 PM

Very nice love walnut…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View john2005's profile

john2005

1768 posts in 2355 days


#8 posted 05-01-2016 02:52 AM

Thanks all!

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

View majuvla's profile

majuvla

13234 posts in 3044 days


#9 posted 05-01-2016 09:13 AM

Very nice of you to show us whole process. Realy colour match.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View david38's profile

david38

3518 posts in 2520 days


#10 posted 05-01-2016 02:24 PM

looks great

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com