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Old 01-28-2011, 03:12 PM   #1
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I want my kitchen counter to be wood; how can I go about doing this myself?

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Do you want to install it yourseld or do you want to make it from scratch?

There is a swedish company I think it start with an I*** that sells butcher block slabs for about $180 for each piece. Something like 100 x 32.

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My uncle owns a bar.

He built the bar top from oak flooring. I'm not sure how well that would work for a counter top, but it works great for a bar.

I've seen where you can mail order butcher block maple in pre-cut sizes for a lot less than you can buy maple. I don't remember the source, but you could probably google it.
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Balley Block Company in PA. makes maple butcher block table tops.
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Do you want to install it yourseld or do you want to make it from scratch?

There is a swedish company I think it start with an I*** that sells butcher block slabs for about $180 for each piece. Something like 100 x 32.
That Swedish company is currently selling a wood countertop measuring 96 7/8" by 25 5/8" on clearance for $59. If you search for "Lagan" on their website, you'll find it. I'm contemplating buying it, and making a work bench out of it; so tempting.
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I used to own a house with a maple counter. Although maple is a relatively hard wood, the counter did not stand up too well to water and detergent. For my money, I would not have another wood counter in a wet environment, unless you are willing to put up with constant maintenance. I do have a wooden island top, I made it out of 2 inch thick cherry, however it NEVER gets wet, so it holds up quite well. My kitchen counters are granite in my current house, very nice because there is zero maintenance.
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I used to own a house with a maple counter. Although maple is a relatively hard wood, the counter did not stand up too well to water and detergent. For my money, I would not have another wood counter in a wet environment, unless you are willing to put up with constant maintenance. I do have a wooden island top, I made it out of 2 inch thick cherry, however it NEVER gets wet, so it holds up quite well. My kitchen counters are granite in my current house, very nice because there is zero maintenance.
I did exactly that, the island is butcher block, located across from the stove which makes a great hot plate catcher, the original plan was granite for the rest but, that will be in the future, for now it looks like granite, but its not.

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