|Project by Picken5||posted 1103 days ago||1241 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Well I guess this is more of a breakfast bar than a counter-top. I took out the old particle-board w/plastic laminate counter in our kitchen and built a new counter/breakfast bar from Makore and trimmed it in Walnut. I’d never done a counter before so I’ll admit I had a few challenges—such as trying to figure out how to clamp some areas when there’s nothing underneath. (The entire thing rests on a 2×4 half-wall that was already there when I got started. The back part of the L-shaped counter is barely wider than the wall.) Creating the radius wasn’t too tricky—but creating the inside radius for the Walnut trim to go around the radius in the Makore took some careful consideration in order to get them to fit tightly to each other. I finished it with Fornby’s wipe-on tung-oil finish. (Another first for me.)
-- Howard - "A bad day in the workshop is still better than a good day at the office."