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    Question Newton House - Teak countertop

    I just saw the episode that featured the teak end-grain counter top, that was sweet. I've made numerous butcher block cutting boards out of maple, but I was curious if any one had some suggestions for replicating the teak counter top. I would imagine the majority of the countertop would be 3" thick with an apron 4-5" thick. I would mount the entire thing on a double layer of plywood (making up the difference in thickness between the field and the apron). The teak blocks looked roughly 1 3/4" x 3" and then turned on end. I imagine using Resourcinol, but is there a cheaper route (epoxy based perhaps)? I would probably use some splines during glue-up to ensure alignment, and then I'd probably take it somewhere that had a wide belt sander and give it a level top prior to install. Any other suggestions?

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Newton House - Teak countertop

    I really think that counter top was that thick throughout.

    I wouldn't know about adhesives. I would imagine any waterproof and food safe adhesive would work.

    I liked the look too. I just don't have the router that would handle the tough wood.
    Debby in Oklahoma

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    Default Re: Newton House - Teak countertop

    I would imagine that after you glue up a row, you'll need to joint it before you try to glue it to another row. Even with splines there would be no guarantee of perfect alignment.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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