Re: Chestnut for countertops - good idea or not?
When you finish a counter top you need to seal all 6 sides and that includes the edges around the sink cutout to make sure water can't get into the wood.
If you are offered free wood take it, if you don't use it now store it, you'll use it later.
Might I suggest that you check for locale wood workers that build cabinets or furniture, have one go with you to see the lumber and give you a price for what will be needed. It will definitely need to be joined, sanded or planed, and glued up. The wood worker should know to check the moisture content and will probably recommend the finish he prefers to work with, run if he suggests Minwax. I my self prefer OldMasters brand poly. We've had wood counter tops for over 20 years.
Last edited by JLMCDANIEL; 01-24-2014 at 12:00 AM.
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