Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Joining antique wood for countertops...

The countertop building continued today as we got all the boards glued and clamped. My countertop is really taking shape now! 



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Luis marked the places he wanted to add biscuits on both sides of each joint as the biscuit will go in one side, then fit into the other side like a puzzle.


After marking the lines, he used the biscuit jointer to cut the holes in each corresponding side. 


I think there were 36 holes like this one...


Then we tried to work quickly as we applied wood glue to each piece and inserted the biscuits. 


I brushed the glue with a paint brush to evenly coat the edges...trying not to get any on the surface because it is a pain to get it off completely.


We quickly got everything lined up and clamped-- ready to dry overnight. 


This process took a couple hours with both of us working together. 

My excitement only continues to grow as this project gets closer to completion. I experimented with stains and finishes on some extra pieces of wood, and still cannot decide what I want. I'll show you the options next post. 

Thanks for following along with us on this journey! If you have questions, I am trying to answer them as I go, plus you can also come over to FAR on facebook to follow along. 

You can see the other steps in the process HERE. 


Anita


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5 comments:

  1. It is going to be just fabulous Anita!

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  2. Thanks for sharing Anita, looks gorgeous already!

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  3. I know it will be beautiful when you finish. Great work!

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  4. So jealous! It looks great. Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2013/08/fridays-five-features-no-4.html

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  5. My husband and I are looking at making our kitchen countertops out of reclaimed wood...thanks for the info! (Stopping by from French Country Cottage.)

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