|Forum topic by harum||posted 01-10-2014 04:47 AM||1833 views||1 time favorited||1 reply|
01-10-2014 04:47 AM
Now that my first cutting board is done, I am about to go ahead with my first kitchen countertop, about 40” x 26” x 1-3/4”, edge grain, out of two 9-ft. walnut boards and plan to finish it with Waterlox.
One of the walnut boards is on the photo:
I have realized that, with the same lumber, instead of an edge-grain top, it can be an end-grain. My question was, Is there an obvious reason for choosing one of them over the other when using walnut? Or this is just a matter of personal preference? Would an end-grain be much better in terms of durability and looks (provided I do a decent job)? Would appreciate any comment. Best wishes, h.
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