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WOOD-u-like-to-cook

  • July 1, 2016


Ten years ago we bought a log cabin in the Georgia Mountains. My wife saw some live edge wood countertops in a model and asked if we could get them in our cabin. I had no idea how expensive they were and said yes. Then I found out they would cost about $4700. Needless to say she settled for the builder's laminate tops.
Last year I found some live-edge Red Cedar slabs and purchased them without her knowing. I spent many hours working on them in my barn. (she doesn't come out there because there's too much sawdust)
One day while she was at work, I removed the old counters installed the new, with the backsplash and tiled the upper portion of the wall to contrast the wood. I even ran the old counters down to Habitat for Humanity. Needless to say she was shocked when she came home to her new kitchen counters she asked for 8 years earlier.

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  • Oh wow! Your wife must have been speechless when she saw these beauties! How great that you had the skill to get them installed with the backsplash AND tiling for the wall all while she was at work! Hats off to you for an exquisite final result. It looks like it was definitely worth the wait!
    By RYOBI Nation, on July 12, 2016

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WOOD-u-like-to-cook

by user_peterson_435771
Jul 01, 2016

Ten years ago we bought a log cabin in the Georgia Mountains. My wife saw some live edge wood countertops in a model and asked if we could get them in our cabin. I had no idea how expensive they were and said yes. Then I found out they would cost about $4700. Needless to say she settled for the builder's laminate tops. Last year I found some live-edge Red Cedar slabs and purchased them without her knowing. I spent many hours working on them in my barn. (she doesn't come out there because there's too much sawdust) One day while she was at work, I removed the old counters installed the new, with the backsplash and tiled the upper portion of the wall to contrast the wood. I even ran the old counters down to Habitat for Humanity. Needless to say she was shocked when she came home to her new kitchen counters she asked for 8 years earlier.