|Forum topic by Ben Miller||posted 01-22-2011 07:26 AM||1281 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
01-22-2011 07:26 AM
I’ve been recruited by my mother-in-law to build her a wood stove top that she can use while entertaining guests. They have a very large finished basement with a very small kitchen attached. This kitchen has a nice counter-top and stove, but more often than not they are using the stove for serving food from along with the counter when there are large crowds. So, she wants something to put over the top of the burner grates (with the burners and stove off of course) to even them out when placing 9×13 pans of food on them. So, I’m looking for a finish (poly or lacquer or something) that will hold up relatively well with very warm dishes placed on it.
It is going to be a simple design. Probably pine, because I’m cheap, and stained to match the woodwork in their house. I thought of doing some mortise work and dropping some ceramic tile in there, but she will have to cart this thing up and down the stairs and I don’t want to add too much weight to it. So, I’m back to a plain old wood design.
Thoughts / suggestions / tips / tricks would be much appreciated.