Saturday, April 16, 2011

Getting There

We wanted a countertop from IKEA. Maple, light glaze, big enough to cut to size. But IKEA is a fickle mistress. Between the time we picked out a color and the time we wanted it (about 3 weeks), the item disappeared from the warehouse. Boo.

So Chris had to build a countertop for us. That pushed back the timing by a day or two, but the results are pretty wonderful. He glued strips of maple together, then cut to size (note the angle - that's to accommodate the fridge doors), then sanded and finished in place.

All I have to say about that is: sawdust. OMG. Sweeping, mopping, never getting it from the crevices. Gah.

But when the cooktop went in I started to think, "This could be ok."

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