Okay. I have the countertops to size, the breadboards ready, and a few peg holes left to make.
I just realized that the sink will be on top of two of the breadboard ends
I have gotten a good fit, but I am concerned about water!
I only drilled holes in the two breadboards by the sink from underneath, but even with a good solid fit, water is going to be a problem.
I am thinking of putting a finish on the inside of the breadboards and on the tenons to seal them…maybe the varathane clear oil finish. Water will not be a huge issue except where the sink is.
Also, there are holes that I need to put epoxy into.
so here is my over all plan. Let me know what yall think:
1. Finish getting the holes and pins made for the breadboards
2. Put Varathane (or an oil) inside the 2 breadboards and tenons by the sink
3. Get the wood backslpash ready to be attached by drilling pocket holes in back
4. Get apron ready
5. Sand all pieces
6. Attach bread boards permanently
7. Do edge treatment (eased edges or chamfer)
8. Make spline for attaching/aligning left sink to biggest counter area
9. Light coat of oil for color
10. Epoxy (SOME SMALL HOLES, SOME BIG ONES, & EMPTY SPACES AROUND KNOTS)
13. Attach backsplash
14. Install countertops & glue middle of spline
15. Wax once or twice more with Johnson’s Paste Wax
So am I just crazy to put the breadboards there?
I have learned so much, but will never do this kind of wood countertop again
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