Studio progress and bench decision

Studio progress and bench decision

Yesterday, I shared three concepts I had for creating an extra-long bench to cowl my 19.5-foot wall within the studio, and also you guys had some tremendous inventive concepts for me! My thoughts is spinning with all of the totally different concepts and ultimately I made a decision to make use of wooden flooring to create the countertop.

There have been a couple of explanation why I made a decision to go together with this selection. First, I’ve completed this earlier than, so I do know it’s going to work. I used 3/4 inch pink oak hardwood flooring to make the countertop in our pantry.

So there shall be no guesswork or trial and error with this. I’ve already completed this and it turned out nice, and I’ve my outdated weblog posts to refer again to so I can refresh my reminiscence on the method. You’ll be able to see how I made these counter tops right here.

The second purpose I made a decision to make use of hardwood flooring as a countertop is as a result of the result’s a sturdy strong hardwood floor at a fraction of the price of butcher block. I will most likely go together with unfinished maple for studio counter tops, and that is about $6.30/sq ft. That is about $283.50 for the 19.5-foot lengthy bench, after which I will want to purchase plywood for the substrate. However even with that, I am nonetheless beneath $500 for a 19.5-foot wooden bench.

The third purpose is apparent – no seams or straight joints. That was my primary concern with utilizing butcher blocks or laminate. Whether or not I’ve one seam or joint within the center, or two displaced seams or joints, they might hassle me anyway. I simply needed one thing to look as a strong, unbroken floor.

And the ultimate purpose is that it may be constructed on web site. There are a number of countertop choices that must be constructed elsewhere after which put in place. And the instance could be the butcherblock-style countertop I made for the corridor bathtub.

This bench is product of strong 2 x 3 pine glued and screwed collectively after which reduce to measurement. I needed to construct it the wrong way up (utilizing my entrance porch as a workbench) and as soon as it was assembled I turned it over, reduce it to measurement and introduced it inside and put it in place.

Now think about doing this with a bench 6 meters lengthy. 😀 Yeah, that might be unattainable.

So creating my very own butcher bench utilizing this technique was by no means an possibility for the studio. I wanted one thing that may very well be in-built place and by no means wanted to be picked up, carried and put in place.

The profitable thought, and the one with which I felt extra assured and relaxed, is to construct a countertop utilizing wooden flooring over a plywood substrate. And now that I’ve determined, I am actually enthusiastic about it. I simply have to resolve on the particular wooden species I wish to use. I am fairly positive I do not wish to use pink oak. I’ve had my fill of pink oak, since it is the hardwood flooring all through the home, and that is what I used on the countertop within the pantry. To get the countertop colour I needed to bleach the wooden to take away the pink/pink tones. I want I may skip this step by choosing a wooden that does not have that pink/pink hue. I believe I diminished it to white oak and maple.

In different information, I am lastly going to begin portray the checkerboard design on the ground as we speak. I’ve every part prepped, taped and able to go. So by Monday I ought to have this a part of the ground completed and able to present you guys!

I am so excited to see actual progress on this room! It has been a very long time coming, and it is so enjoyable to lastly see my imaginative and prescient come to life.

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