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Forum topic by Kenny Dunn posted 664 days ago 966 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kenny Dunn

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664 days ago

I did part of our counters in Ash 8/4 butcher block and the wifey and I loved it. I had intended to do the rest (majority) of our counter in Stainless Steel just because I wanted a workspace that was easy to clean, kneed dough, durability near sink and water, etc, but she kinda wants the entire thing now BB. This counter contains the sink and the entire thing is just over 10’ with the sink about 18” from one end. What I was thinking about doing was another BB but putting a SS inlay. I had thought about a sleeve, but the metal fabricators think it might wrinkle. I plan to start the SS about 6 inches from the edge of the sink and continue about 3 feet or so past the other side of sink. I figured that would give me a nice place to work dough and protect the wood from water still get a bit of wood in there. Anyone for see any problems with this? Thoughts? Thanks!

-- I saw an angel in the marble and I carved until I set him free-Michelangelo


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HerbC

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#1 posted 664 days ago

Only problem I see with inlay would be different rates of expansion/contraction due to changes in moisture and temprature could lead to gaps, buckling or wood splitting if the “inlay” was fully attached to the counter top.

Good Luck!

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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Puzzleman

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#2 posted 664 days ago

My opinion is rout our a space for the stainless piece to sit in so that it is flush with the counter. This way the expansion and stuff is not affected. Easy to do and to clean.

-- Jim Beachler, Chief Puzzler, http://www.hollowwoodworks.com

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Kenny Dunn

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#3 posted 664 days ago

I was actually going tohttp://lumberjocks.com/images/progress-bar.gif?1350471091 try and float it or something just for that very reason.

-- I saw an angel in the marble and I carved until I set him free-Michelangelo

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Kenny Dunn

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#4 posted 664 days ago

I have no idea what just happened above, I don’t know where that link came from

-- I saw an angel in the marble and I carved until I set him free-Michelangelo

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