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Old 11-11-2007, 11:51 PM   #16
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Personally I'd pull the sink and seal the endgrain anyway if that wasn't done at install. If this is red oak, the end grain will suck up water, oil and whatever and cause this sort of staining. I'd also use tung oil to finish this if you want to avoid conversion varnish or some sort of poly. The only problem with the natural dyes like tea and berries and all is that they aren't very colorfast. Ammonia needs to be fumed. You can do a countertop, but you really need to be careful because that can be some nasty stuff.

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Admittedly, I have seen very few actual wood countertops
(none come to mind off-hand)
But I can't imagine leaving the end grain...and the part under the sink lip, unfinished
It does not sound like a good idea to me (for a few reasons)

I'd have to agree with PK and suggest the sink be pulled and the top be finished properly

I can't imagine why it was not done this way in the first place (top finished then sink install), and that's obviously why the sink sealer (whatever it is) is leaching out onto the working surface
I'm sure it would not have done so if the counter was finished before the sink install

I'd pull, seal, re-install
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Thanks for the advice. I did the first coating of oil last night and so far it looks okay. They really fought with the sink to get it in so I don't think I'll be pulling it out but I'll have to stick my head in there and see if I can get a brush full of oil up between the sink and counter.
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:18 PM   #19
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Wooden countertops are becoming fairly popular. On a another forum there's been several discussions about the best way to install undermount sinks. Most guys are reporting that they're having very little trouble when they seal the end-grain with cv or epoxy.

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