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Project by Bradley Sorenson posted 05-17-2012 07:29 PM 15247 views 29 times favorited 50 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a counter top project I was a partner on. My woodworking mentor and I designed, installed, and finished these counter tops from absolute start to finish. Literally from logging the tree out of the forest, slab cutting it on a log mill, shaping, sanding, installing and so on.
There are a lot of rustic “second home” log homes and cabins in the town where I live, this was one of them.





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SASmith

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#1 posted 05-17-2012 07:45 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.
Wonderful work.
Love that live-edge.
What kind of finish did you use?

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 05-17-2012 07:51 PM

That is so nice

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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JayT

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#3 posted 05-17-2012 08:29 PM

Sweet! Very nice work.

-- "My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right." Abraham Lincoln

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Bradley Sorenson

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#4 posted 05-17-2012 08:51 PM

Hello Jamie Speirs and Hello Scotland! Hope I can visit your country some day! Thank you much for ALL of your generous comments!

SASmith, thank you! That finish is many coats of Teak oil followed by a water resistant coat of Spar urethane. If I have to use a urethane, I generally use Spar over Poly in wet location areas because of the water resistant rating.

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IndianJoe

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#5 posted 05-17-2012 08:54 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.
Love it what kind of wood is it ?

-- Nimkee** Joe

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Bradley Sorenson

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#6 posted 05-17-2012 09:27 PM

Hi Joe, and thank you.
that wood is Alligator Juniper (or Juniperus deppeana Steud). A fragrant semi-soft wood much like cedar.

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jcees

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#7 posted 05-17-2012 09:31 PM

Love the live edge work. GORGEOUS!

always,

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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Martyroc

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#8 posted 05-17-2012 09:35 PM

Thats absolutely fantastic, these look AWESOME!
Welcome to LJ’S

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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mmcafee09

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#9 posted 05-17-2012 09:59 PM

Awesome counters! Welcome To Lumberjocks I’m a newbie too

-- The College Woodworker

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SASmith

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#10 posted 05-17-2012 10:00 PM

Thanks for the tip on the finish.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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southgalawyer

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#11 posted 05-17-2012 10:01 PM

Awesome!

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OregonWoodRat

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#12 posted 05-17-2012 10:03 PM

That is great. I wish I could get wood like that. You do wonderful work.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 05-17-2012 10:03 PM

OK, I’m a live edge junkie. I think it is absolutely beautiful. Glad to see you with LJ’s. Already looking forward to future projects.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 05-17-2012 10:07 PM

I freakin adore those countertops! I am officially lusting now

-- Nancy

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Bradley Sorenson

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#15 posted 05-17-2012 10:23 PM

Thank you all so much! I’m truly flattered to have fellow woodworkers post comments like these.

Wish I would have found this web site sooner, sure feel at home!

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