A Str*K* Of Luck While Refinishing A Wooden Counter
A str*k* of luck while refinishing a wooden counter is post about Shop Blog bookmarked by edward with ID 13965890090 was uploaded on 13-03-2019 and has been viewed 254,196 times.
One of my current jobs involves adding some cabinets to a kitchen in a 1912 house.Luckily, the kitchen still has its original built-in, which guided the design of the new pieces.'Hang on,' you may be wondering.
'What do you mean, 'its original built-in,' singular? Surely there would have been a set of built-ins.' No, there would not.Most kitchens of that era had just a single cabinet, if they had any at all.(For more - much more - on this, see my book The Hoosier Cabinet in Kitchen History.
) Like many built-ins of the time, this one was made with an integral wooden counter that forms the top of the carcase.The counter was made from the same species of wood and nailed onto the cabinet sides.
Wood movement was not a concern because the grain ran in the same direction all the way around the cabinet.The counter was in good shape, largely because the house's previous owners had protected it with a layer of plastic.
I suspect it was pour-on epoxy, though not having used the product myself, I can't say for certain.Before: The gloss is blinding, not to mention an insult to this century-old built-in.A closer...