90" x 90" Walnut Island Top

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Project by ARTTdylan posted 03-20-2013 01:45 PM 2515 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Glue to 24”, plane, glue to 36”, sand, biscuit joint to 90”, get up on the dance floor with belt sander.

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#1 posted 03-20-2013 01:46 PM

Forgot to add that it is 2” thick.

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#2 posted 03-20-2013 02:16 PM

Wow! That is beautiful. I love the way it looks with the white base. Congratulations on a great build.

-- It's very common for people to separate things they do from the things they need. - Jogge Sundqvist

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#3 posted 03-20-2013 04:01 PM

A dream island! Beautiful addition to any kitchen!

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#4 posted 03-20-2013 04:23 PM

How wide were the strips cut? Is there a standard size for the pieces to lami ate..I am just frigging drooling over that slab. What about an entire counter top out of butcher block? Thank you for the inspiration sir.

-- "the woods are lovely dark and deep"- Frost

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#5 posted 03-21-2013 01:40 AM

What are you going to finish it with ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 03-21-2013 04:48 AM

That’s an impressive job. I’ve never seen a kitchen island that deep before. I can’t imagine what they’re going do use the center for.

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#7 posted 03-21-2013 12:33 PM

That thing is a monster. good work on the dance floor

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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#8 posted 03-21-2013 12:38 PM

frankenstuff: strips were cut to 2-1/2” before planing and sanding. We have done entire countertops out of butcher block.

Dusty56: Customer is going to use a mineral oil and beezwax mixture.

It took 8 people to get it inside. We made a dolly for it to roll into the house. We don’t warranty such a large butcher block.

Thanks everyone!

-- Dylan - -

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#9 posted 07-22-2013 07:01 PM

I love the look of the unfinished walnut on the white base. I’m thinking about building a kitchen table and matching bench with that combination. Anyone know of a protective finish that would leave the walnut looking unfinished?

-- "Those who are not dissatisfied will never make any progress" - Dr. Shigeo Shingo

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#10 posted 07-22-2013 10:52 PM

I would think water based poly and no stain would be the best bet to make something look unfinished and in a satin finish.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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