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.
It all starts with careful measurements and a cardboard template. The gas range and sink are located along with faucet and knobs.
We used a generous amount of marine grade epoxy and clamped up the strips of walnut to cure.
The countertop for the pantry cabinet is also complete. Now it’s time to transfer the final dimensions using the templates.
Using a router and straightedge, the edges of the countertops are trimmed.
Marine grade epoxy is applied in coats on both sides to seal out moisture.
The epoxy is sanded down to a satin finish. Drop in cutting board will cover the sink and add more counter space.
The finished counter tops fit nicely. I oiled with with several coats of bee’s wax and linseed oil until the walnut looked beautiful.