kitchen countertops

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Project by scottdarr posted 09-22-2013 09:50 PM 1838 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

walnut countertops finally installed, i really like waterlux for this finish, first time i have used it.
they were a beast to get up out of the basement shop

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#1 posted 09-22-2013 10:37 PM

Is this solid 1 1/2” thick? Looks fantastic!!! How did you attach each board? Pocket screws, glues?

Wife is bugging me to build her a “butcher block” counter top but I’m dragging my feet. I have Walnut, Oak, Ashe, Cherry, Maple and Hickory wood at my disposal.

I like your boards as they look to be about 2 – 3” wide?

Again, great job!

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#2 posted 09-22-2013 11:08 PM

That looks awesome! How many coats of the Waterlux did you use and how long for each to dry? Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 09-22-2013 11:56 PM

Im just about to buy the lumber for the exact same project. Perfect timing! Theyre exactly what i envision for my kitchen. Waterlox is also an option for the finish. I need the low down gritty and grimey details scott. Talk to me brotha. They came out wonderful.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#4 posted 09-23-2013 12:11 PM

they are 1.75” thick, i glued them up , cut out sink hole, sanded to 150, then used lambswool applicator for the first 2 coats, then 2 coats with a foam brush, then sanded with 320 to smooth any roughness then 1 wipe on coat with rag, i did this in my basement shop, if you read waterlux web site they talk about drying time , i waited 2 days between coats, because my basement doesnt have windows i think they will take a while to fully cure now that they are up in the kitchen.
thanks for the comments,

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#5 posted 09-23-2013 05:15 PM

What did you use for fasteners underneath the counters? Those figure 8 jammys?

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#6 posted 09-24-2013 12:14 AM

i used oversized holes in corner blocks for screws

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#7 posted 09-25-2013 02:15 AM

I really like the idea. I need to make an island for the parsonage we live in…. and make it portable so whenever we move. I think the wife would like the walnut.

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#8 posted 09-25-2013 01:25 PM

Excellent work Sir! Is that topcoat Waterlox Original, or Gloss?


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#9 posted 09-26-2013 12:11 AM

i used the waterlox original, it has started to sheen down a little. its been about 4 weeks since last coat and i really like how the gloss has toned down a little, you can really see the grain, looks more natural. i think its really important to pay attention to the instructions on their website for curing times. also thanks to charlie for his advise .

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