Thursday, March 4, 2010

Counter tops

We're slowly planing down recycled oak sticks that were salvaged from a building to build counter tops. This is one of those side when you get around to it projects. The original stock was finished on three sides, and has two rounded edges. We're planing this down to square stock so that it can be glued together to build horizontal butcher block. Once complete, we'll use this for wood counter tops in the kitchen to replace the temporary plywood we have now. The real challenge is going to be cutting out perfect holes for the sinks, cook top, etc. That should put our craft skills to the real test!

From The Making of a Craftsman Home

This is just one of dozens of examples for how we're using recycled materials throughout our remodel. Soon, I'll post some pics of the recycled trim we're using throughout the kitchen.

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