Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Posted by on July 3, 2014 in Blog, Caley House | 0 comments

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

After a very long wait, we received and installed the walnut countertop for the laundry/mudroom. It’s an impressive fish, at 12 feet long, 25 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches thick.

Walnut Butcher Block Unfinished

Thanks to Tisha for help carrying and cutting this glorious monster. We squared off the end, cut the countertop length & and cabinet end wrap. The leftovers yielded a pleasingly long cheese board paired with an ample cutting board from the sink cutout area. (Perpetual projects!)

Cutting the Walnut Countertop

The kind folks at WoodCraft, identified the best sealer for a wet area. It is not possible to overstate the miraculous transformation the sealer performed. The raw walnut instantly shifted from a dusty purplish cast, to rich, deep, chocolate and coffee tones embellished by beautiful wood grain. A subsequent treatment of 0000 steel wool and more sealer, provided a smooth but not-too-shiny finish.

Walnut Countertop Deep Sink and Moen Faucet

A simple white, deep sink and faucet complete the basics. There are some other items to go before this room is complete, but we are thankful and delighted to have a functional (and lovely) space to work.

End View

I have to say, it was well worth the wait!