Re: Red oak counter top construction
Actually what you propose can be done but it is not easy. You would need to clamp and glue the oak up on a flat surface, sand flat and smooth the under side. Cut the slab so it overlaps the front and end of the old counter top by 3/4". You would then drill slightly over sized holes in the existing counter top and fasten the oak slab down with screws from the under side. The holes in the counter top for the screws must be over sized to allow for seasonal movement of the wood. Use as few a number of screws as possible to hold the wood table top securely. Install wood edge ban under the slab connected to the old counter top do not glue to the top board. Sand the top flat and smooth, cut out sink opening if needed, put a heavy finish on all sides that seal the seams very well, as well as the edges if you have to cut out any openings.
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