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Offline JCLP

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Kitchen Island top samples
« on: July 09, 2018, 01:34 PM »
So I was asked to provide two samples, one Walnut and one Maple, for a potential counter top for a Ktchen Island. So I made the samples to the size of a cutting board so I can sell them once the client sees them and decides what wood they would like. Nothing fancy. Classic style boards.
Cheers,
JC

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Offline Lbob131

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Re: Kitchen Island top samples
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 01:49 PM »
The walnut  look  stunning. [big grin]
Is that premium grade walnut?

How will you join the boards?  And how do you sand them?
 

Offline JCLP

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Re: Kitchen Island top samples
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 03:06 PM »
The walnut  look  stunning. [big grin]
Is that premium grade walnut?

How will you join the boards?  And how do you sand them?
 
I agree. The walnut is stunning. It would be my choice for a butcher block island top, but the client's kitchen is dark, only one window, and I think the Maple would look better. But, it will be their choice.
As for gluing, I dominoed all of the pieces to help me with the gluing process so the boards did not slip while gluing/clamping and it helped in making sure the top and bottom were smooth. I did not use any downward pressure when gluing these up. I light sanding after it dried, and coated with oil.

Cheers,
JC

Offline Wooden Skye

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Re: Kitchen Island top samples
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 09:52 AM »
Those are very nice samples.  I'm just wondering if the walnut would be the best option.  My reason and it may be unfounded, but couldn't it be an issue if the owner or a guest in their home has a nut allergy. 
Bryan

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Offline JCLP

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Re: Kitchen Island top samples
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 11:07 AM »
Those are very nice samples.  I'm just wondering if the walnut would be the best option.  My reason and it may be unfounded, but couldn't it be an issue if the owner or a guest in their home has a nut allergy.
Good point. I will need to investigate this.

Cheers.
JC

Offline jyarbrou

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Re: Kitchen Island top samples
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 11:26 AM »
Those are very nice samples.  I'm just wondering if the walnut would be the best option.  My reason and it may be unfounded, but couldn't it be an issue if the owner or a guest in their home has a nut allergy.
Good point. I will need to investigate this.

Cheers.
JC

Generally what I've seen posted is that even with a nut allergy a cutting board should be safe, but I've never seen a real study on it

https://www.aaaai.org/ask-the-expert/walnut-cutting-board
-Eric

Offline Wooden Skye

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Re: Kitchen Island top samples
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 01:11 PM »
I tend to agree that once completed and finished probably wouldn't be an issue.  I guess I would bring up with the customer so they can make the decision no matter how small of a potential issue it could be. 
Bryan

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Offline capww8

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Re: Kitchen Island top samples
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2018, 11:19 PM »
I happen to have walnut butcher counters throughout my galley kitchen (~30 linear feet or so), with light walls, wood floor, one window, and a lot of can lights... I don’t think the counters make the room too dark.