Gaps in reclaimed Wood Countertop
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"]My fiancÚ found these amazing old wood school tables (circa 1930s). We want to use them as countertops in our 1910 kitchen, finished with tung oil.
I have planed and sanded the tops which now look beautiful with all the historic distress from the children. I am fine with most of the flaws but there are some which are quite wide (1/4") and some are very deep (1/2" to all the way thru).
I am concerned about food and dirt in these cracks being difficult to clean. I would like to fill them but I really want them to be food friendly.
Does anyone have suggestions for a non-toxic wood filler? Color is not a problem as rustic is the word.
Re: Gaps in reclaimed Wood Countertop
Sorry to rain on your parade, but those tables aren't suitable for a kitchen counter - it's a safety issue. All those character-cracks would harbor too much bacteria and that's very dangerous w/chicken or pork. Why not build them into a beautiful rustic dining table with bench seats or a breakfast nook?