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Old 08-30-2019, 01:33 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Dude, that looks fantastic!

But as a "production" area, fawk that. I wanna' slap a halfway-cooled (~250 deg.) pan of chops down next to a couple pots I just hand-washed and the ice bath for 18 hard boiled eggs. If you don't use your garage, feel free to lay down a parquet dance floor I know I'm dragging floor jacks across that beesh, so concrete is my huckleberry.

My vote = slap down the prepaid rocks in your kitchen and build a badass dining table from the termite food.
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Old 08-30-2019, 01:37 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Iím now thinking about a SS top with a few strategical located welded in wells that would hold semi recessed, removable wooden cutting boards.
This guy gets it ^^^

Throw a nicely dressed hunk of stone in one of those wells and you can offend all 3 camps at once
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I was thinking stone backsplash but it wouldnít seal as well as a rolled up SS backsplash.

I like your idea
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Not one vote for concrete, GFRC, or avonite? Theyíre all cheap, durable, easy to build, and would look good in his trailer.
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Concrete countertops are a lot of work to build and even harder to make look good. And this isnít even getting into the sealing options. Anyone who thinks they are cheap to build donít really know.

The ones I made looked fine I guess but I wonít ever make them again.
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Everything looks dated in 10 years.



I want to do a SS top, because then at least it won't be in style or out of style... It will just look commercial. Not sure how hard it is to DIY though.
I like SS also and have a commercial SS sink with a countertop side on one end of it in my basement I use as a utility sink.

It would be easy enough to build for a countertop if you know someone that can cut it out and form it for you. Only issue comes in the 90* turns in the corners that need mitered or however you put the angle in. Weld up the joint is about the only way I know to do it and itíll be wavy there. Not sure how else youíd do corners with flat SS with formed sides.

Everything does go out of style to a degree but, wood never goes out of style as long as itís not painted. You can go into any aged home and see wood flooring or cabinets or staircases and none of it is ever out of style. Other thing is wood goes with wood as well. Sure sometimes it can be overdone depending on what it is no doubt. Iíll be pretty heavy on wood interior when Iím done with my remodeling. Iíll have 3/4Ē oak hardwood flooring down, hickory kitchen cabinets, knotty pine grooved 3/4Ē tongue and grooved boards up on my ceiling, live edge walnut on my basement staircase hand railing with 14g steel wilderness scenery cut out panels fitted in between post for the hand railing. Should turn out ok when finished.
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Concrete countertops are a lot of work to build and even harder to make look good. And this isnít even getting into the sealing options. Anyone who thinks they are cheap to build donít really know.

The ones I made looked fine I guess but I wonít ever make them again.
Iíve no desire for a garage floor countertop at all. I donít understand the appeal for them but whatever. If goob up above wants one in his mobile home then let him have at it.
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Dude, that looks fantastic!

But as a "production" area, fawk that. I wanna' slap a halfway-cooled (~250 deg.) pan of chops down next to a couple pots I just hand-washed and the ice bath for 18 hard boiled eggs. If you don't use your garage, feel free to lay down a parquet dance floor I know I'm dragging floor jacks across that beesh, so concrete is my huckleberry.

My vote = slap down the prepaid rocks in your kitchen and build a badass dining table from the termite food.
Sounds like you should open up a Resturant and be a chef chief.
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Hereís some of the live edge walnut I have for a couple of my future projects

These are for my tv stand and a shelf below for stereo and DVD player

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This one will become my new coffee table of sorts.

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Hey, some of us do more in the kitchen than make coffee, nuke TV dinners, and post FoxNews links
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Scrape that shit off the ceiling before you do anything else.
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Iím overlaying knotty pine tongue and groove boards over it. I may give it a shave over with my ice chipper scrapper to knock the titties off but thatís it.
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If your choices were either using granite stone or live edge hardwood for a kitchen countertop, which one would you go with and why?
I had both at my old house. It was a cottage/ craftsman style so i did butcher block at counters against wall and stone on the large island. Stone hands down around any area that gets wet like a sink. Wood requires constant work which isnt crazy- wipe with mineral spirits once a month.

Basically stone wins for everyday use. If you need the wood look then be prepared for more care- keeping moist with mineral spirits and always wiping down any grease/ water etc...
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I had both at my old house. It was a cottage/ craftsman style so i did butcher block at counters against wall and stone on the large island. Stone hands down around any area that gets wet like a sink. Wood requires constant work which isnt crazy- wipe with mineral spirits once a month.

Basically stone wins for everyday use. If you need the wood look then be prepared for more care- keeping moist with mineral spirits and always wiping down any grease/ water etc...
Mineral spirits or mineral oil?

I've only used the latter on butcher blocks.

Mineral spirits seems a bit gnarly for the kitchen
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I had both at my old house. It was a cottage/ craftsman style so i did butcher block at counters against wall and stone on the large island. Stone hands down around any area that gets wet like a sink. Wood requires constant work which isnt crazy- wipe with mineral spirits once a month.

Basically stone wins for everyday use. If you need the wood look then be prepared for more care- keeping moist with mineral spirits and always wiping down any grease/ water etc...
Sink area is my biggest concern for the wood route dealing with moisture. Iím using a ln under mount sink no matter what top I go with. Last sink I had in my old kitchen was a cast iron dual bowl (one deep and large) heavy bastard that flanged over the top of the countertop. It was a bitch to keep clean between the faucet area, backsplash and the tall sink flange. Under mount sink Iím looking forward too.
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Mineral spirits or mineral oil?

I've only used the latter on butcher blocks.

Mineral spirits seems a bit gnarly for the kitchen
Your right- mineral oil! The other may not add moisture
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Sink area is my biggest concern for the wood route dealing with moisture. Iím using a ln under mount sink no matter what top I go with. Last sink I had in my old kitchen was a cast iron dual bowl (one deep and large) heavy bastard that flanged over the top of the countertop. It was a bitch to keep clean between the faucet area, backsplash and the tall sink flange. Under mount sink Iím looking forward too.
I wouldnt do it around the sink. Get quartz.... granite is on its way out as far as trends. If you use it around the sink, you will have to oil ever week or two and have to wipe down any water immediately to avoid stains
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Sink area is my biggest concern for the wood route dealing with moisture. Iím using a ln under mount sink no matter what top I go with. Last sink I had in my old kitchen was a cast iron dual bowl (one deep and large) heavy bastard that flanged over the top of the countertop. It was a bitch to keep clean between the faucet area, backsplash and the tall sink flange. Under mount sink Iím looking forward too.
I wouldnt do it around the sink. Get quartz.... granite is on its way out as far as trends. If you use it around the sink, you will have to oil ever week or two and have to wipe down any water immediately to avoid stains
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What maintenance is there with wood? If using an epoxy coating on it it should be pretty bullet proof for daily use. I see it used in commercial bar countertops with no issues and those get abused.

With an under mount sink just overlay some rubber mats when washing large pots so not to ding the wood or chip the granite top.

As for as heat goes, who sticks something hot on their countertop anyway? Thatís just dumb all ways around, you wouldnít stick a hot pan or pot on your wooden kitchen table either.

I know granite needs maintenance also, has to be sealed every so often.
I guess if you go epoxy you'll be ok for a while. If you rarely use it then i see no issue. My wife wanted a butcher block on the island. That would've been a mistake. It would've required monthly oiling and also voids the warranty on the custom cabinets. It actually cost more than the granite slab too, so no go for us.
They told us we likely don't need to do anything for 10-15 years if even ever. My wife cooks a ton, so for us this was the best bet.
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That looks like a greasy spoon, constant lube job in progress.
No shit; I love a wood surface area for cutting and prep; but granite rules for easy cleanup and looks. But I also wouldn't mind quartz for its affordability and looks.
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