Our first counter top! 25 1/2″ x 26 1/2″ x 2″ in Rustic Cherry. Due to the size of our planer, this was built in 3 pieces. White cabinet by IKEA, nice contrast, do you agree?
Collecting the cherry pieces, a certain length was needed. Took a bit longer to source, but not bad. The 2″ thickness gives weight, I’m so glad we were able to offer this.
This is going to be so pretty!
Time for sanding, sanding, sanding, which is the most boring part, but VERY important.
Ready for the mineral oil, we like the butcher block conditioner by Howard.
Love this, so much so, that I think we need one to keep. Adding a counter piece to our stand alone under-counter fridge? I think so.
Yes, Cutting Boards.
Starting with maple, walnut and cherry wood pieces, and 2 size options.
Let us show you how it’s done.
Tools needed: Radial Arm Saw, Table Saw, Planer and Clamps
You will also need wood glue and talent.
The talented eye is needed for selecting which pieces go together on each board. Based on grain pattern and color.
These cherry pieces were chosen with sap to add a certain amount of character.
Clamped up, wood glue will need about 1 1/2 hours to dry. Notice the filler pieces between the board and the clamps, they are important as we do not want clamp marks.
Ready for planing and being cut to size.
Looking good! These 4 are now ready for hand sanding, eased edges and finish. Bring on the Howard’s Butcher Block Conditioner.
Walnut – Maple, Cherry-Cherry and 2 Cherry-Maple. Who knows which one I’m going to want to keep?
Cherry – Maple
Walnut – Maple
Size shown 11 3/4″ x 16″ x 1″ (approx)
Who wants one? Or two? $40 for the Cherry – Maple and the Walnut – Maple + Shipping
Routed drip detail added to this one.
What do you think? Only $10 extra!
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We’ve made a few all walnut and they may win out as the favorite…we will see!