|Forum topic by rhinoburn||posted 07-18-2011 05:52 PM||2127 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
07-18-2011 05:52 PM
Hello all…new to posting…but I’ve been lurking for a couple of weeks. Lots of great info and ideas out here.
I’m installing a wooden countertop in our kitchen this week. They’ll be edge grain 2×2 hard maple and more for looks than function – but should be hard enough to handle knives droppiing, etc. I’ve decided, after reading all the great commentary on food-safe wood countertop finishes, on a mineral oil-beeswax blend to finish it off.
Counter is 2’x11’ with a 90 degree right turn that is 2’8”. My question is on the best way to close up that mitred joint.
Should I use some mending plates underneath? Something else?
Are there any filler products or tips that I should know of that would work well if I have gaps at the joint?
Please keep in mind that i’m fairly new to woodworking (though I’ll have help from my pretty accomplished father-in-law)...so the simpler you could keep your answers the better.
Thanks for taking the time to help me out…it is much appreciated.