$15,000 Wood Slab Kitchen Island - One-Man Woodworking Shop

Објављено 8 апр 2021
This wood slab kitchen island was one of my biggest woodworking projects to date. It was also my first kitchen island/woo countertop project! Made from a single piece of locally salvaged Black Walnut and the voids filled with jet black epoxy resin. This slab started out at nine feet long and over five feet wide. Rough cut by me and the final shape was precision cut by a CNC. I even decided to deliver this one personally and help with the installation. Let me know if you have any questions about the build!

0:00 Intro
0:45 Unloading Problems
2:28 Mixing and Pouring Epoxy
3:46 Table Top Epoxy For The Top
5:13 Rough Cutting To Size With Tracksaw
5:45 How I Flatten My Tables
6:29 CNC Cutting Slab To Shape
7:53 Medium Bad Idea
8:34 Inlaying C-Channel
11:00 Client Response...
12:07 Touching Up Pits With Epoxy
14:45 How I Finish My Tables
16:48 Delivery Day

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  • Genius! Way out of my league, though. This is like when you see a beautiful girl on the street, adorable, a figure to die for and you ask yourself, what are my chances? None, obviously. Same here. You have to be an artist to turn this level of craftsmanship out. Hey, I can do a wooden box! Seriously, this is a great video. I like the calm demeanor of the narrator (creator)

    • @Christian Overmeyer d-did you just compare epoxy to tits, lol

    • Chances are none when you dont try. An artist had his first time trying at some point in time. If he thinks like you he would not been doing that in the first place. PS actually those girls are easier to get because everyone thinks like you and no one approach them....then if you do the right way, you will get it. PSS get a tree and try as well. If you get it wrong, try again. During this process you may become an artist too.

    • I would choose wood, it adds more character to the space. Especially if you are going to diy. Great job, great narration. Nothing like when see someone who finds their passion for creating things and gets paid doing it. Subscribed af watching this.

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  • Wood. The strong lighting is a great hint. Thanks. Also nice end result.

  • Awesome video and beautiful end product. We have walnut tops at home so definitely fans of wood counters 😁

  • Beautiful!

  • Wood for sure, but as an island or an accent area...like you, a little too tough to have a whole kitchen full. Great comment for the troll of the week, btw.

  • I just found you. You can talk all you want bro.

  • Oh my goodness absolutely extraordinary and your knowledge is so impressive

  • Would not. Unfortunately for me with the kiddos a wooden counter top wouldn’t be feasible. Absolutely beautiful work!

  • Totally would!!!!! My watch, my bowtie, my wedding ring, my sunglasses… all wood, better material ever. Superb work

  • I have a wood countertop and it's exactly as you described it. It s a living material.

  • Wood...what's the best epoxy to use on my butcher block countertops?

  • I wonder what do y do for two weeks....

  • Wood

  • Dude put a flat bed on that truck!

  • FANTASTIC work!!!🙌🙌🙌

  • Okay so I'm one of them the like explanations so keep up the good work I enjoy watching your Channel

  • Wood countertop is the best and blend to log house.

  • Unique and beautiful kitchen Island for a multi million dollar home.

  • Wood! Every day in the week!

  • Would but I would have to have a large cutting board that lived on the counter just to keep it safe.

  • Wood countertops look so clean

  • Beautiful work

  • Great 👍

  • Wood that was beautiful. Fine craftsmanship

  • I would do wood but it should be something that ages great. And I would use it in a pantry or desk area of the kitchen.

  • I wood!!

  • Your kitchen island is inspirational, beautiful ... I'll stop there but many thanks for sharing. I happily wandered along with you on this journey and will respond to your request for comments about wood countertops, kitchen islands, younameit. My son and I have recently finished a 3m x 1.3m x 50mm (thick) kitchen island made from what some refer to as junk wood, known here in France as chablis which, I'm told, is essentially from windblown trees. Ours happens to be spruce so not terribly hard, density is around 350 k/m2 (those pesky metric references you have commented on and I do like your response to those who complain). And we have only used several coats of clear Osmo oil on top of a hand brewed concoction of titanium dioxide mixed with the Osmo clear to help retain the original color of the wood ... it's worked very nicely! However, as we have now made all of the counters from the same wood and finish, including the sink counter, we are babying it ... really not a problem as we simply insure that tea towels are used most of the time in critical areas and of course chopping boards! When guests are over we clear the towels and take what comes but then do a thorough clean up and dry afterwards. We'll reapply oil every year and take the bumps, cuts, burns and stains that don't come out as part of the character ... we'll watch our kitchen grow more beautiful with age. And please do keep on talking :)

  • Wood is Wood and this enough, 100% nature

  • Not epoxy haha. I like the heat resistance and the way wood counter tops wear. Putting plastic in the mix just ruins what could be a nice surface.

  • Looks great but I’d never do it.

  • Would have wood. Beautiful job. That piece could go anywhere

  • Wood countertops are what I put in my house 10 years ago, because I was broke and an aspiring wood worker, $150 for for a bundle of “B” grade cherry. I built them in place with a belt sander and a hand plane. We are rough on them, but it just adds character, 10 years later people still come over and admire the “knots” in my countertops! Great video!

  • Wood, definitely wood. It just looks better and the issues be damned.

  • Wood c-top? Absolutely…after kids are out of the house :)

  • Yea you commentary is good. Don't listen to the asmr nut jobs.

  • Awesome job, I would own wood countertops?

  • Masterpiece bravo 👏

  • Wood definitely! Its beautiful to look at. Absolutely fabulous work, Looks stunning.

  • I would really like wood counter tops 😉

  • Wood BAR TOPS priceless when properly maintained!!....ALL WOOD TOPS!

  • No. I am GROOT.

  • I wood.

  • Right in the process of having one built! I am soooooo excited, loved your video, just found your channel, now I'm addicted.

  • Would not because I too know me! Gorgeous.

  • Gotta say that black resin goes so well with the wood... id definitely do wood countertops

  • Wood!!!

  • Wood... But would not use such a nice single slab. Likely design it with expectations of heavy use. Like an incorporated end grain butchers block. There is a freedom in using work spaces for heavy work. Refinishing the top might be a yearly "cost". Couldn't have incorporated range or sink or anything though i guess.

  • I would love to be able to have a wood countertop like this one. Amazing workmanship and love the vids.

  • I wood like wooden counter tops. But, like you it wood’nt be long and they wood be damaged. Beautiful wood work you are doing. I like your narration & I really like your solution for those who don’t. 👍

  • Haha, love the "if you look here, you actually have a mute button" Love the work dude! Subscribed

  • Personally I prefer the commentary. As beautiful as this wood counter top is, I know me as well. It would have to be a more durable countertop. Haha, my art projects "wood" not be very forgiving against wooden materials sometimes.

  • I would love to have a slab like that for a counter! I would be afraid to set anything on it though!

  • I wood 😁

  • You are hilarious as well as very talented 😎👌

  • Screw the whiners complaining about commentary. This is a wealth of information on a tradecraft. Keep it up!

    • The finished product was amazing by the way I might have to watch more of these

  • I 'wood' love to have one. I definitely plan on building one on my own

  • I don't care for too much wood, but I've decided to have a wood countertop in my kitchen, so I loved this video. Yes, I watched to the end, and I think you're very creative and diligent.

  • I love the counter top! Great video. I liked and subscribed as well. Hon sty is the best policy

  • I would def have a wooden counter top. Great work!!

  • I would wood 🪵

  • Without kids, wood. with kids, granite or concrete. Love your stuff man. I’m just starting with woodworking and one day dream to do this full-time.

  • Wood countertops like this are just beautiful in my opinion

  • More wood counter tops

  • Good job working and talking!!

  • Wood... Beautiful.

  • Why do you use bow ties?

  • GREAT job !

  • "Wood" love this as a countertop ❣

  • I would have THAT wood countertop.

  • I would chose wood over anything else 24/7 but ever since i burnt a big hole on my island when I made ramen noodles i get ptsd

  • Wood!!

  • That was beautiful man! 😢

  • Would wood

  • WOULD ,,, DEFINATELY !! Absolutely beautiful work ! It takes a true artist with great skills to "see" what the wood is going to give you ,, thank you for sharing !

  • I could have wood. You do beautiful work.

  • Would def have wooden counter tops

  • I wood have wood countertops. We don’t live in the Stone Age any more lol. People should be smart enough to take care of a 15k counter top if they custom ordered it.

  • Would, that top is gorgeous! Absolutely love it.

  • Very nice table top. Just a shame it gets installing in an appalling kitchen.

  • “wood“, I just love the look of this one, nice job man. Hope I can see more of this art in the future.

  • This is the channel I watch to wind down from working 12hrs (With the sound on). Your craftsmanship is true art, or atleast art I would buy anyway!

  • I would WOOD everything !!!

  • damn rich people :D

  • I would have wood counter tops but I have kids, and they wouldn't last. Great job though.

  • Definitely wood

  • A stunningly impractical but beautiful counter top. It would look good for 2 minutes in my house. If rustic is your theme, wood is the way. Great vid.

  • Nice vid bro. Wood counter tops is perfect when done right. Epoxy or dirty pour is the way to go in my opinion

  • Based on your talk through and process, although it would look gorgeous, I'd probably stick to a rock-based countertop if I had the choice, or perhaps smooth concrete which I've been liking recently.

  • That one machine is worth more than 95% of woodworkers entire shops.

    • Love the video btw, glad you’ve succeeded well enough to enjoy top of the line machines.

  • Wood has a look that just oozes classic warmth. I like them.

  • Beautiful job man if I didn't have kid's I would love to put that in my home.

  • Most definitely wood countertops. Great job explaining your process. New subscriber.

  • You are like the Maloof of tables and counter tops

  • It would have fit the cabin better if it was a $150 pine counter top

  • Would, or wood, yes, I love the idea of a wood countertop. I think it so warm and inviting. Its also unique, these days just about everyone has quartz or marble. Great work, and I love the commentary about the process. So much about what I do is trial and error and so it helps because I am still learning. I have yet to epoxy anything...I am probably nervous I am going to screw it up. Do you have a forgiving epoxy that you suggest for beginners?

  • I like the wood countertops but not sure how long it would last with my wife in the kitchen

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  • Wood. First time ever watching your channel, and I subscribed before you asked. Hit the like button as a bonus. Outstanding content, beautiful work.

  • I wouldn't. Not to say I wouldn't love having it but I know me and the damage I would cause. You did an amazing job. You definitely have a skill to be proud of.

  • I would have a wood counter top. Don't stop your commentary, it's what kept me watching to the end. Beautiful work 👏