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Kitchen countertop.

We built this countertop on site this week and finished it. We've got about 30 hours over 6 days in the project. This was by far the most complicated slab job I've done to date.


We do alot of slabs for customers but they are usually just straight runs. This countertop was constructed with 20 individual pieces cut and fitted together.








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uhm, wow
that is awesome to say the least.
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Very cool idea and a great job. Well done. Makes some conversation piece. Is there the one entrance?




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The kitchen is in an added on part of the existing house. It is now in the back across from the front door. The door in the pics is actually the back of the house. They still have a working kitchen at the front of the house that will soon be demolished when this one is fully functional.

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details big dave,what is the finish,what wood species,how was it cut and how is it joined.....awesome
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Dave, what is this little cubby for ? It looks like the electrician is done, already has his switch plates on. Is that other rough in box some kinda media cable ?

Oh, and another job well done, of course.
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details big dave,what is the finish,what wood species,how was it cut and how is it joined.....awesome
It's easier for me to just answer questions as they come up than try to think of them all beforehand so here goes.

Wood is 3" thick White Pine. The finish is a two part bartop epoxy. The wood was cut with a 16" Makita skil saw. It was joined with biscuits to line up everyting then a generous slathering of Gorilla glue with a few 3" screws driven at angles on the under side to pin everything while it all set up.

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Dave, what is this little cubby for ? It looks like the electrician is done, already has his switch plates on. Is that other rough in box some kinda media cable ?

Oh, and another job well done, of course.
The cubby is for a computer tower. they plan on setting the monitor in the corner on top and mounting a keyboard slide to the bottom of the top.

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My question about the entrance pertains to the entrance to the inside area of the countertop. Is there just the one at the one end?



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My question about the entrance pertains to the entrance to the inside area of the countertop. Is there just the one at the one end?




Sorry, yes there is only the one entrance.

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That is one unique design to say the least. Well done
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Very, very impressive. Although I am in love with concrete countertops, I may have to kidnap you and make you "vacation" with me in Oklahoma to do my cabs in the new home.

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Very, Very nice work. The owners must love it!
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Dave, I think I've seen these photos somewhere else. Nice job buddy. I love the finish. Hope they're happy with it for a long time.

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Looks Like A Brand New Bowling Lane On The Counter - Fantastic Work.
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Another beautiful job Dave!

Did you say tool sale?
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Very nice work Dave, I hope they picked out some nice stools or chairs for the room. The top is such a Dynamic... it needs good company. If it was my house... I`d have you design the seating. Well done!! Rick
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Cool Think I hit the wrong button

Sorry guys... I think the first message went through. It`ll never happen again
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If I had this down... You`d have some pictures by now. Rick
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That counter is awesome. Is that MirroCoat?

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No, it's kinda of an off brand. My lumber supplier has it. It's called Aristocrat Liquid Glass.

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