sapele L shaped counter

  • Advertise with us
Project by buffalo689 posted 03-04-2010 04:29 PM 2377 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wood is beautiful! Waterlox really made grain wood pop!

-- bill

8 comments so far

View Ken90712's profile


15344 posts in 1977 days

#1 posted 03-04-2010 04:34 PM

Wow very sweet , looks great.

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

View WistysWoodWorkingWonders's profile


12073 posts in 1946 days

#2 posted 03-04-2010 04:34 PM

ooooo, and aaaaawwwww doesn’t cover this one…. Looks GREAT!!!!!!!!!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

View jayjay's profile


639 posts in 1835 days

#3 posted 03-04-2010 06:36 PM

It does look very nice. Is it cherry?. What did you finish it with?

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

View buffalo689's profile


170 posts in 1796 days

#4 posted 03-04-2010 06:58 PM

thanks all! The wood is sapele 1 5/8 in thick. Finished with 7 hand rubbed coats of waterlox. I used waterlox so it can be repaired or recoated in the future after my customers little kids get done beating it up..

-- bill

View RexMcKinnon's profile


2593 posts in 1984 days

#5 posted 03-04-2010 08:11 PM

Beautiful counter.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

View docholladay's profile


1287 posts in 1848 days

#6 posted 03-05-2010 12:20 AM

I do like that grain. I may have to try som Waterlox. I have some really interesting rosewood just dying to become something. Where can you get that stuff? I am not familiar with that brand.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

View paplou's profile


324 posts in 2133 days

#7 posted 03-05-2010 02:57 AM

beautiful wood. look at that out feed table. thats sinful you have it and not me.


View Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist's profile

Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

5328 posts in 2097 days

#8 posted 03-05-2010 03:54 AM

Beautiful top. The finish looks great. I was just recently looking at some sapele at the lumberyard. It reminds me of mahogany somewhat..just a slight more brown in color. At $6 bd ft , it is cheaper than mahogany.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase