This part of the blog should really be between the backsplash entry and the arm-r-seal
This is the transition I have dreaded.
All the pieces have been cut and shaped and glued and prepped. Now begins the finishing process!
These countertops need to be pretty waterproof, but I want to retain the knots, and worm holes. Thus I opted for 24 ounces of Clear Coat from System Three.
But that stuff is a bit expensive, so I first filled the holes on the underside with wood putty. This also helped the epoxy not leak through the wood. I cannot believe how viscous the epoxy was and also how thirsty the old oak was. It tried to leak through any way it could.
For some of the really tough spots to plug and large holes, I first used some 5 five minute epoxy. I ended up doing some quick pours that bubbled up, but otherwise had some awesome results.
The biggest pain was sanding it all down smooth after so I could give it the final finish of arm-r-seal.
The reason I had to cover so much of the wood is because I wasn’t just filling knot holes but all the little nail holes, worm holes, ect.
Enjoy the mess! The last few pictures are of the start of the clean up.
-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν