Saturday, April 06, 2019

Wood Projects

Hickory butcher top counter
The second part of our kitchen pizzaz project revolves around replacing our kitchen island counter top. Currently the counter top is Corian and I have been rather fond of it. What has changed is our space configuration. For years we have been talking about expanding the island and doing away with the small kitchen table. The table is in a high traffic area near the back door and it is a terrible location. We have more activity now that our family has grown and this table has become nothing more than a repository of items dropped off upon entrance into the house. I think our cat, Lincoln, uses the table more than anyone else. Our plan is to remove the Corian and replace it with a butcher block counter top. My vision is to have a floating live edge cherry wooden bar height counter along the back of the island. 

Ready to fill in resin for the cherry slab

The Mister ordered the wood both the cherry live edge slab for the bar top and the hickory butcher block counter for the island. He also ordered some hickory stair treads for another project. The wood arrived earlier this week. We are beginning the process of prepping the wood for installation. This will take us a few weeks and we anticipate having the island counter top installed early May. The bar top will likely be installed later as we have to still work out details of the best and affordable options. The braces we know that will work to support the weight of the cherry slab and give the floating counter look I imagine will cost us about $1000.00. Needless to say that is not a reasonable choice to pay that much money for installing a bar counter. We are brainstorming some more affordable options.
Sanding hickory treads



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