Curly Maple Counter Top

So not much woodworking has transpired in the kitchen remodel .. lots of carpentry, but no real woodworking. But now I get to use some of my woodworking skills.

We’ll be installing a raised counter section intended for guests to sit behind while visiting.  This awesome piece of curly maple is going on top for folks to sit behind.

All I have to do now is clean up a smidgen of tear out, epoxy a few small holes, miter the two pieces together and finish it.  No problem .. right?  And yes, it’s heavy!

Where’d I get this fabulous 8/4 13″ wide board?  Northwest Timber, of course.  Those guys have an awesome stash and great service.

Cutting mitres for the Flag Box

I love using my Miller Falls mitre box along with my Tico Shooting Board.  Both make cutting miters fairly straight forward.  I milled down my curly maple to 1/2 inch and the interior poplar to 1/4″, then cut mitres all around.

Hope my mom likes the box when its all done.