I've been in the process of redoing my kitchen for over 2 years now. I'm going
to dedicate an entire blog post to that whole process once it is finished (it's
getting close!) but for now, I have this post that'll just go over the wooden
countertop I built.
I've thought about building my own countertops for some time, but didn't think
I really had the skill, or was just overwhelmed by the idea of it. I was at
Home Depot a while back with my parents when we were looking at different
countertop options for my kitchen. I pretty much ended up either hating all of
them, or being, at the very best, not enthused about others. The one
countertop I liked the best was (of course) made out of wood, but came with a
steep price tag of well in the thousands.
By building my own countertops out of 2x6's I cut and assembled myself, I ended
up being able to create and finish the countertop for just about $150.
Note: In this picture the kitchen isn't completely finished. There is no
backsplash behind the counter (I haven't built it yet), no trim on or under the
cabinets, and the pole going through the countertop is actually holding the
house up - so I will be facing that in dark stained wood eventually like I did