Bubinga with lacewood powder room counter top

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Project by DannyJ posted 717 days ago 1150 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Replacement counter top for powder room

Bubinga with lacewood inserts, slate backsplash, crystal basin

-- Danny, Houston, TX

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#1 posted 716 days ago

That looks great!

What kind of finish did you use for this?

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#2 posted 716 days ago

That’s sweet. Good work.

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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#3 posted 716 days ago

Looks great!! what are those wooden and black clamps you are using to clampt and level the boards?

-- A good craftsman is able to make it work with the tools he has, I still need more tools

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#4 posted 716 days ago

The finish is high gloss spar polyurethane, after all, it is a bathroom. However the bubinga and lacewood are so hard, I don’t think water would bother it much.

The wooden clamps are new for me, “4 points of pressure” or something like that, they’re pretty much made for composite plank assemblies. They worked relatively well. I added lateral stiffeners around where the cross grain lacewood inserts were placed, as a safe guard to prevent the seams from moving.

We run AC 6 months a year in Houston, so the humidity will be very stable, hopefully the wood will not move too much. The maple counter I put in the peninsula grows (across grain) something like 1/16”+ over a 53” slab seasonally.

-- Danny, Houston, TX

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#5 posted 715 days ago

very nice. love the pics.

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