Purchased a 2' x 8' x 1.5" piece of butcher block today... man it is heavy! It would be cut to a smaller size, shaving off some weight. What would allow for a similar look/feel/function without all the weight?
I found some good looking maple 3/4 plywood and covered it in epoxy resin.Purchased a 2' x 8' x 1.5" piece of butcher block today... man it is heavy! It would be cut to a smaller size, shaving off some weight. What would allow for a similar look/feel/function without all the weight?
I have an Espar heater to keep me warm.Butcher block comes in two thicknesses. 1 1/2" and 1" at least as far as my local supplier offers. Considering the overall weight of a counter top, it is insignificant.
The warmth of solid real wood is beneficial for our tin boxes.
When I bought my 06 Midwest Auto Design limo van there was no wood incorporated into their design. That was one of the first things I addressed with teak and mahogany accents wherever I could.
There is nothing like a little solid wood to embrace an interior that lacks the warmth that wood provides. My opinion is arrived at from forty years of working with wood. Others are welcome to their own answers for their own particular circumstances.
Is there any risk of spontaneous combustion with the warmth of wood?Visual warmth of wood Orion, but you know that.
I too have an Espar under the driver side wheel well but have never used it here in Southern Ca. One of these days it would be nice to reconfigure this diesel heaters limited factory function to use it any time I want. After all these years of unused neglect, I doubt it could be reworked, but you never know.
Another great option is bamboo. Its strong, lightweight and can be refinished rather quickly. Ive looked into butcher block as well but IMO its just overkill for the amount of use these counter tops will get. Ill probably build an integrated smaller sized butcher block slide out for cooking tho.
here are both products ill be using. Both are easy to trim and route.