Kitchen countertop.

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Project by Matthew Allard posted 04-21-2011 11:58 PM 3146 views 9 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Everyone,

Posting pictures of a portion of our kitchen countertop. The Walnut is reclaimed barn wood. Hope everyone approves.


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Bill Szydlo

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#1 posted 04-22-2011 12:10 AM

Matt, beautiful countertops. What type of finish are you going to use?

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#2 posted 04-22-2011 12:16 AM

Thats gotta be one of the nicest counter tops I’ve ever seen.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#3 posted 04-22-2011 12:37 AM

That would be a nice workbench top too…..

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#4 posted 04-22-2011 12:45 AM

Liked the reclaimed wood thing. Back then the old timers had absolutely no problem with using high quality hardwoods like oak, walnut, maple, and cherry in utility structures. Glad you took the time and effort to reclaim and reuse the wood. Love the dovetails and the fact that you signed your name. I hope that part will show. It says a woodworker lives here!

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#5 posted 04-22-2011 12:46 AM

It appears that wide laminated panel is locked inside a dovetailed perimeter frame without room for expansion. This may not be a problem if the entire thing is sealed (top and bottom) with epoxy or other durable finish which will eliminate or minimize moisture exchange.
After more careful examination it seems there is a small gap between the lamination and edging. Am I right?

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#6 posted 04-22-2011 02:24 AM

Stunning piece. Congrats. I’d like to see the rest of the kitchen :-)

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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#7 posted 04-22-2011 06:19 AM

Truelly amazing!! What function have the round plugs at the sides?


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#8 posted 04-22-2011 06:41 AM

It’s approved! Killer looking dovetails Matthew, good job.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#9 posted 04-22-2011 11:54 AM

Great work, Looks very nice.

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

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#10 posted 04-22-2011 04:40 PM

Awesome counter top!!

Thanks for sharing

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#11 posted 04-22-2011 04:43 PM

Nice countertop!

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#12 posted 04-22-2011 04:53 PM

I love it, just the type of counter top you would expect in the home of a woodworker!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#13 posted 04-22-2011 05:23 PM

That is beautiful . The wife would love something like that.

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#14 posted 04-23-2011 05:48 AM

All I can say is WOW. I love the reclaimed lumber.WOW.

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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#15 posted 04-23-2011 07:55 AM

Mr. Allard, you will be hard pressed to find anyone who disapproves of this work. I am also curious as to what finish you will be using. Also, what part of a bard did this thick of walnut come from?

-- Aaron Possom Town, TN

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