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#16 SethG

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:50 PM

The kitchen is in the area defined by the cement subflooring.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:42 PM

Your "before" kitchen looks just like my "before" kitchen.

Very impressive job on the cabinets.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:47 PM

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:37 AM

Both kitchens look wonderful, the jobs are impressive.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:39 PM

I have to admit that there are some flaws in my work.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:40 PM

I love the choice of wood and the kitchen sink. What is needed to maintain a wood counter?

Seth, I am interested in what you come up with for your kitchen space because I think ours is a similar size.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:22 PM

I sprayed the counter with 4 coats of Enduro-Var. I will do my best to keep standing water off the counter and to keep people from using it as a cutting board. I wont' put hot items on the counter. Basically, treat it like a nice wooden table. Alder is pretty soft, so if something heavy is dropped, I may get dents and dings. I think that will add character. A have spoken with someone who has had a similar countertop for 5 years with no problems. I may re-coat with a clear finish (Crystalac, probably) if I notice any water damage.

Having a wood countertop is a risk, but this is 25% of the estimates I got for anything else (other than laminate, which I didn't want).

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:12 PM

It looks terrific. That sink is gorgeous. I love the way the wood counter looks.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:39 PM

By the way, what did you do with the piece you cut out for the sink? Cutting board?
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:56 PM

By the way, what did you do with the piece you cut out for the sink? Cutting board?

Two cutting boards.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:58 PM

I love the choice of wood and the kitchen sink. What is needed to maintain a wood counter?

Seth, I am interested in what you come up with for your kitchen space because I think ours is a similar size.


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#27 SLBunge

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:15 PM

Two cutting boards.

May I have one?
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#28 Stone

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:22 PM

Seth -- You are more then welcome to join in my thread. I'm pretty much done for now.

Bunge -- Would you like a 3/4" thick 30" x 17" board, or a 1 78" thick 15" x 17" board?

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:30 PM

Seth -- You are more then welcome to join in my thread. I'm pretty much done for now.

Bunge -- Would you like a 3/4" thick 30" x 17" board, or a 1 78" thick 15" x 17" board?

I'll take the thicker one.
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#30 Suzanne F

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:11 PM

Watch out, Stone might ask you to pay shipping.

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