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Project by WoodArtbyJR posted 02-07-2013 06:25 PM 2713 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife saw a posting on Pintrest of a tile countertop above a W&D and asked if I could do this but in something other then tile. I told her sure. Fellow LJ EROCK sells bamboo plywood in Seattle so I contacted him and got the ball rolling. I went with 1.5” thick end grain material. I cut & contoured the piece to fit in the corner as well as around the water & drain fixture. There is no such thing as a square corner in a home. I sanded the piece to 220 grit and sealed it with 3 coats of Helmsman Spar Urethane (sanding again to 220 between each coat) to seal it from the moisture in the laundry room. I mounted it in such a way that I can remove it to accomplish any MAJOR repair on the W&D. If no repair is needed before I sell & move, they are staying with the house. Thanks Erock, your product is great. Any questions or comments, feel free and maybe this will inspire you to make some dust.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington





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McLeanVA

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#1 posted 02-07-2013 06:28 PM

Nice work Jim. Although I hope you told your wife that you made her the world’s biggest cutting board for her laundry room. Looks great.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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WoodArtbyJR

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#2 posted 02-07-2013 06:36 PM

Never thought of it like that Chris but you’re right. Just so happens that I have a few cutting boards that look JUST like this except a little smaller. ;-))))))

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 01:48 AM

Wow! That’s pretty fancy for the laundry room! I’ve never seen any end grain bamboo ply. Did it come 1 1/2” thick?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 02-08-2013 01:52 AM

Nicw work, I would be cutting steaks in there. LOL

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

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WoodArtbyJR

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#5 posted 02-08-2013 02:39 PM

gfadvm, yes it comes in 1 1/2”. It also is available in 3/4”. Straight grain is available in veneer, 1/8”, 1/4” & larger. Luckly we have an importer here in Seattle and a manager is an LJ.

Ken, the barbee is in the opposite direction so no steak cuttin on this Bad Boy.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#6 posted 02-08-2013 02:42 PM

Thanks

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 02-08-2013 03:05 PM

This is exactly the same kind of thing my wife wants in the laundry room. I’d be interested in the details of how it’s mounted.

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#8 posted 02-08-2013 03:31 PM

JimmyT, I cut 5/4 strips of wood and mounted them to the wall making sure I hit studs and making sure they weren’t visable after the countertop was sitting in place. I drilled and counter sunk self drilling torqs head screws in 5 locations to hold the countertop down. I drilled these 5/8” from the wall so I would hit FULL wood with the hold down screws. NOW, I’m going to fill these counter sink hole with oak buttons, that way I can still get to the screws without causing much damage in case I need to remove the countertop to get to the backside of the W&D. NOTHING is perminately mounted, except for 1 firing strip that I couldn’t hit 2 studs so I liquid nailed it, with screws, to the sheetrock. I hope this helps.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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