|This is what it looked like out of the box|
So for economical reasons (cheap) and that rustic country look we decided to get the infamous oak butcher block from Ikea.
WARNING! That shit is heavy!
The counter had a few little blemishes in it so I started by sanding with a 100 grit sandpaper, finishing it with a 120 grit.
Next step was staining. I read online that some people used Tung oil, while others full on polyurethaned theirs. I hadn’t planned on using it as a surface to cut on or prepare food so I felt satisfied just staining it. I used Min-Wax in Red Mahogany because Shawn thought the colour complemented the floors and boy was he right! The counters turned out beautifully!
|9 months pregnant and sanding a counter,
there’s dedication for you!
Just a little caulking left to do from the Caulk Meister aka Shawn and voila we have ourselves one hell of a counter!