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Kitchen Counter Tops

These kitchen cabinets have been in need of beautiful black walnut countertops for some time now. Here’s how my Dad and I made that happen.


Kitchen cabinets ready for countertops

It all starts with careful measurements and a cardboard template. The gas range and sink are located along with faucet and knobs.

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Cardboard template for the countertop

We used a generous amount of marine grade epoxy and clamped up the strips of walnut to cure.


Strips of walnut are epoxied and clamped together

The countertop for the pantry cabinet is also complete. Now it’s time to transfer the final dimensions using the templates.


Template used to mark out the countertops

Using a router and straightedge, the edges of the countertops are trimmed.


Trimming with a router and guide

Marine grade epoxy is applied in coats on both sides to seal out moisture.


Countertop sealed with epoxy

The epoxy is sanded down to a satin finish. Drop in cutting board will cover the sink and add more counter space.


Countertop with drop in cutting board

The finished counter tops fit nicely. I oiled with with several coats of bee’s wax and linseed oil until the walnut looked beautiful.


Countertops in place and oiled

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Kitchen Cabinets

I enjoy trying to organize each of these posts into logical pieces that show an entire step of the tiny house build. In the case of the kitchen cabinets I chose to post them all together rather than brake it up into individual components. This covers about three months of weekend working and many times we were working on multiple cabinets and shelves at once.

It all starts with the face frames constructed from the bi-pass door tracks.


Dad cutting tracks for the bi-pass doors

The upper kitchen cabinet is assembled and clamped ready for the face frame.


Upper kitchen cabinet clamped up

The completed upper cabinet features a built in knife rack.


Upper kitchen cabinet completed

The lower pantry cabinet is assembled and awaiting bi pass doors and finishing.


Pantry cabinet

The lower kitchen cabinet assembly. This will have a trash chute on the left side and sink in the middle.


Lower kitchen cabinet assembly


Lower kitchen cabinet process

We were able to construct this spice rack in a single day.


Spice rack single day build


Spice rack mounted


Kitchen cabinets in place.


Kitchen cabinets in position


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