During Scraptastic Saturdays, I mentioned I have a few DIY kitchen projects to share with everyone. I’m super excited about the latest additions.
To start off the kitchen projects, I’m sharing with you a quick DIY wood countertop and wood filler.
I chose wood countertops for my kitchen because they’re inexpensive and easy to DIY.
To begin, I picked up a 2 x 10 x 12 at the Home Depot.
I measured the desired area for the new countertop and cut the boards to size.
Then, I added a layer of wood glue in between each of the boards. This not only makes for a stronger countertop but helps liquids or food particles from slipping through the crack.
Next, using the Kreg Jig, I joined the three boards together to make a strong countertop.
I could’ve stopped at this point but who wants large seams in a countertop?
To fix the seams, I whipped up some homemade wood filler.
Wood filler is easy to make. Just add wood glue to sawdust from your project. Mix the sawdust and wood glue till you have a wet paste.
Cover the crack with the wood filler.
I’m a hands-on kind of girl, but you can use a putty knife to apply the filler.
Make sure the crack is full of filler, but don’t over do it. The bigger the mess, the more you will have to remove after it’s dry. Not fun!
Allow the filler to dry for 24 hours.
After the wood filler has dried, sand the area till smooth.
Finish, by sanding the entire countertop and wipe with a dry cloth.
Stain and seal the countertop using stain and a polyurethane.
Apply at least three layers of poly to the countertop. I applied 5 layers to my countertop with light sanding in between layers.
Allow for the polyurethane to dry before installing the countertop.
The seams are filled in. Liquid and food can’t get caught in the cracks.
I hope you enjoyed today’s DIY project. Stay tuned for more kitchen updates coming soon.
Thanks for stopping by!
This project was shared with a few amazing parties!