Solid Walnut Countertops

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Project by doorslammer posted 08-18-2008 02:24 AM 12534 views 5 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple solid walnut countertops I did for a friend who is a custom home builder. This was my first stabb at commissioned work, so I was a little nervous. Obviously nothing is ever perfect, but you never know what people will choose to pick apart. The tops themselves are simply edge joined face grain tops with a French Baroque edge.

-- Aaron in TN -

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#1 posted 08-18-2008 02:34 AM

This is fantastic. I love the contrast. The workmanship seems wonderful. Thanks for posting.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#2 posted 08-18-2008 03:02 AM

Looks great, I would have been nervous also making them out of solid wood. Great job the more commissions that you do the more your confidence will build.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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#3 posted 08-18-2008 03:07 AM

Beautiful work. I’m sure the homeowners are going to love them.

-- Scott in Texas

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#4 posted 08-18-2008 04:20 AM

Gorgeous stuff. Thanks for sharing Aaron.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 08-18-2008 04:23 AM

pretty impressive counter tops! when we built our home 20 years ago i made oak counter tops, manly because it was cheaper than regular tops. they have held up real well. that also got me into making cutting boards because the wife threaten everyone with bodily harm if they cut up her counter tops.
thanks for the post.

-- jerryw-wva.

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#6 posted 08-18-2008 04:29 AM

Very nice counter tops.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#7 posted 08-18-2008 06:35 AM

They look beautiful. What did you finish them with?

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#8 posted 08-18-2008 10:36 AM

Very nicely done. Your tops look great. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 08-18-2008 11:41 AM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#10 posted 08-18-2008 12:33 PM


And DID the owners nitpick about them?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 08-18-2008 01:05 PM

Those tops look great. I hope the owner enjoys them.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#12 posted 08-18-2008 03:11 PM

FANTASTIC !!!! You should be proud and hopefully paid VERY well for your talents.The profile is awesome on these tops . Have a great day and thanks for sharing : )

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

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#13 posted 08-18-2008 04:19 PM

Aaron , these tops look great.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#14 posted 08-18-2008 05:58 PM

Very impressive.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#15 posted 08-19-2008 11:31 PM

Beaut work Aaron.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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