+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Lewisville, Texas
    Posts
    4

    Default Kitchen Windowsill Wood

    What type of wood should I use for a new windowsill in my remodeled kitchen? I want to stain/finish it to match my cabinets. What type of board do I buy to ensure quality for this interior surface but knowing it will have some moisture near the sink and window. Also what type of poly finish is best for this type of application?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Coventry, RI
    Posts
    340

    Default Re: Kitchen Windowsill Wood

    If you are trying to stain it to match your kitchen cabinets you should try to use the same wood as the cabinets are made from. You may be able to get some stain from the cabinet maker to match them. As for Poly if its going to get wet you can use a spar varnish which is often used in outdoor projects and boat building. Good luck with your project.

    Mike

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    612

    Default Re: Kitchen Windowsill Wood

    Just a suggestion, but I have seen kitchen window sills made from the same material as the counter tops and it had looked great. Also it functions very well in the wet location. Thought I would mention it here since others browsing may be remodeling and it may be a direction they want to go with.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Lewisville, Texas
    Posts
    4

    Default Re: Kitchen Windowsill Wood

    Thanks for the info y'all. We wanted to have the quartz countertop match the window sill but did not think of that at the time of countertop install. Now, the installer is MIA and the 'big box' home improvement center is unable to help us get someone to make a piece to match for the window. Every effort to contact other installers has failed as well. Frustrating! Thanks for the advice on the wood also.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    93

    Default Re: Kitchen Windowsill Wood

    Ah the fun dealing with the big box stores.



    As mentioned above the stain can be ordered from the cabinet manufacture. That is a basic item that is always ordered with my cabinets along with a can of the finishing coat.

    Any good cabinet manufacture will have available stock in various sizes that is pre-finished to match your cabinets and can be milled for for most anything. Any good carpenter can make it work.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    612

    Default Re: Kitchen Windowsill Wood

    Too bad the installer is mia, they probably had a scrap piece that would have been big enough to make into a windowsill.

    For once I managed to think of getting a piece of scrap from our installer early on in our remodel. I made it into a drainboard that the dish rack sits on. Ours was the "corian-like" material, not real stone so I was able to work with it myself with regular woodworking tools.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •