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walnut kitchen countertop

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Project by harum posted 03-30-2014 04:46 AM 980 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have finally installed recently completed kitchen countertop. It’s made of two walnut glue-up panels, each with an extension which meet behind the oven range and are connected with a countertop connector. The seam is behind the oven and not really visible. The panels are 25” × 13” and 25” × 37” and 1-3/4” thick. Trim: 1/4” 45° bevel for easy cleaning. Finish: sanded to 220, stained with Minwax “Golden Oak” to stabilize the color followed by eight coats of Waterlox with light sanding after every three coats and before the last one. The stain hasn’t changed the color of the wood; hopefully, it’ll help to preserve the dark color for longer. It is my first completed woodworking project to be used (and abused :) on a daily basis. It’s been fun to work with walnut since day one when I brought the boards from the lumber yard.

-- Having finished many DIY projects, I still don't know how things should be done, but I surely know how they should not be done.





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#1 posted 03-30-2014 11:28 AM

Looks great!

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#2 posted 03-30-2014 06:47 PM

wow, that wood is absolutely beautiful. Love walnut.

-- There's no such thing as a mistake; only a quick change of plans.

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#3 posted 03-30-2014 09:10 PM

Great kitchen project, thank you for sharing

-- Norman

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