Project submitted by Marsha Roberts.
This is a before pic of my kitchen. I went thru a divorce and moved back into my marital home. I had a very small budget to work with and hired a contractor to do what I could not. In this pic I had just had the wall taken out between the living room and the kitchen.
This pic shows the countertop in process. I had a blue laminate countertop. I peeled the laminate off so it was down to the particle board. The next pic shows what I covered the counter with!
I bought 2 bundles of raw red oak flooring and a chop saw. I dry fit the boards and then used construction adhesive to adhere the flooring to the particle board. I covered the counter with an old sheet and weighted it down with cinder blocks until the adhesive had set. I sanded it, stained it and protected it with many coats of Waterlox. I had to have a friend cut the front edge pieces because I didn’t have the right tools. Next, I will send pic 4 with the nearly finished project.
I am very proud of this stair-stepped corner!
Countertop with one of many coats of waterlox.
This is the finished countertop!