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  1. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi I am on here in hopes of getting advise about how to finish a walnut countertop. I ordered this countertop from J Aaron and it is gorgeous. Came to me unfinished. Just needing to be sanded perfectly smooth and finished. Their suggestion was to use this Rubio Monocoat finish. Which I did. But...
  2. Design & Plans
    Hi, I would like to know what do you think about this idea : I have a completely damaged wooden counter and I would like to replace it with a durable surface such as high pressure laminate. I was thinking about Blue Storm laminate from Formica. What do you think about this change?
  3. General Woodworking Discussion
    I have a wood countertop that I'm refinishing. It currently has a dark brown stain and a heavy finish. I'm going to remove that and want to achieve a more natural feel. So what is best to finish a butcher block countertop? I don't like a heavy shine. I see oil and wax options out there, which...
  4. Design & Plans
    Hello all, This is my first post so bear with me. I am wanting to make a countertop for my kitchen, I have fairly good woodworking skills and access to just about any tool I can think of (read:Good friend owns woodworking shop) Said friend knows nothing about countertops though. I was...
  5. Trim Carpentry & Built-Ins
    We live in forestland and have milled a lot of our own Doug fir and Ponderosa pine timber for countertops, stairs, etc., which I love. Unfortunately, the front of one of the counter edges obviously had some dry rot which we did not perceive until a couple of years after installation. See...
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    I'm looking for advice on attaching a 4-inch maple backsplash to a butcherblock counter I recently finished. I drilled pocket holes in the back of the backsplash and originally thought I'd just screw it to the countertop. But if anyone has any experience with this and believes adhesive is the...
  7. Wood Finishing
    Howdy - first post, so be gentle; We're remodeling, and in the master bath have a circular soaking tub (40" diameter, about 40" deep) that we're undermounting in a raised platform. The top of the platform is rectangular, and I want to do a wooden surface for it, versus more standard countertop...
  8. Wood Finishing
    The house we are building has alder wood tops on many of their desks and custom built cabinetry. We are working on finishing the alder wood tops and have applied 4 coats of polyurethane mix, but are finding that it is still scratching easily when say we write on a piece of paper on it due to the...
  9. Design & Plans
    Hi all, hopefully you experts can chime in here on a design question I have. I am building a set of cabinets (only 3) for one wall in a kitchen. We are using one of those "apron" farmhouse sinks that protrude from the face of the cabinet. I will be using inset doors/drawers and to make things...
  10. General Woodworking Discussion
    New User here,I'm looking to install some Cherry Butcher Block countertops in place of my 20+ year old laminate. We'd like to do an apron sink which will leave quite a bit of exposed wood around the sink. My concerns are mainly waterproofing and such. Strongly leaning toward waterlux finish...
  11. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi there, I am constructing a new laminate countertop that will have some curved edges. I am using 3/4" sheets of plywood glued and screwed together to form 1 1/2" thick plywood as the underlayment since i want the strength there as there will be overhangs. One of the arcs has a radius of...
  12. Wood Finishing
    I have installed cherry countertops that I bought from Lumber Liquidators last year. I decided to saturate with mineral oil and then coated with oil and wax metled together. I've been pretty good about re-coating with oil and following with wax/oil monthly but I am already seeing some black...
  13. Wood Finishing
    Hi Guys, I am remodeling my kitchen and decided to go with cherry counter tops from lumber liquidators(http://www.lumberliquidators.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=1467). They are totally unfinished, and I have never worked on a project like this before so I am wondering what I should do...
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