This is a great, helpful, build! Thanks for posting it! I enjoyed watching your process.
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I agree. The glass would be a wonderful addition. And I also think that the legs alone would be fine to support that extra weight. They're very sturdy. Thanks so much!
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Thanks! It actually is just resting on the legs. The table top is heavy and doesn't move at all. But you could certainly fasten the two together if you wanted to.
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It's all personal preference. You could easily add in recessed areas before pouring the concrete. I personally didn't because I did not want to be stuck with one bowl size, and my bowls have grips on the bottom to not slip. This works well for us. But again, do what works best for you!
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It is, if it is connected to an external monitor and keyboard.
Thanks! It is pretty sturdy. And I think a lot of that is thanks to the weighted metal bottom. I also built mine to be a little snug, and I keep it at the back of my desk against the wall.
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Thanks so much! And oh, those cabinets. They drive me crazy. The pink must've just been the lighting. They are really a yellowish stain that was here when we bought the house, and they totally clash with the wood I've installed (floor and counters). They're on my long list to change.
Thanks so much! And haha, yep. Cork yoga block. I've got my eye on making something wooden in the future. But until then, it's worked well!
I'm so glad to know it helps. Thanks!
Wonderful! I'm so glad you were inspired! I use mine everyday and it works so well. You can adapt it to fit whatever laptop width you have. Have fun with the build!
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That's great! This little guy has held up beautifully. So glad I could inspire you to try a smaller project with concrete.
Thank you! I do think these would work on older cabinets. You might have to shim some, but that's no big deal. We contemplated replacing the area around our sink, but ended up splurging for quartz. I'm glad we did because we don't have to worry much about water. But honestly if you put lots of coats of Waterlox on, you'd probably be okay there. These butcher block counters that I did are in a high use area, next to the stove and fridge, and they've held up so well. I'd feel pretty good around the sink after seeing how well they've done. But again, it all has to do with how well you seal them and how quick you are to clean up water around the sink.
Thanks so much! I don't believe Waterlox is food safe, but I'm not positive. We just don't put food directly on them. We use a cutting board, etc. I'm super happy with how the finish has held up after a year.
Great advice. I've since learned this. Thankfully no tear out on this counter but I wish I'd known that earlier. Thanks so much!
Agreed. I bet they look great!
We've had these counters for just over a year now and I'm so happy to report that they've held up incredibly well to tons of use. There are a few small dents here and there, but hardly noticeable. I'm super happy with the finish too. No water damage at all. Although I'm sure you'd be great with your finish option as well.
Great ideas. I definitely would have considered a miter cut if I had joining pieces. I'd love to see the finished counters when you are done! And thanks :)
Thanks! And yep, water everywhere.
Mine too! She'd just mow it over trying to get that last crumb haha. Not anymore. Thanks!
Nope! The base is big enough to completely support it.
On the top
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I'm not completely positive, but I think they are oak.
Thank you so much! This butcher block was the "Numerar" line. At :19 in the video there is a shot of the label if that helps!
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Wow that's such a nice compliment! Thank you :)
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