Starting another project?!! Well yes, but this was always on the agenda. It is the next step after the staged move into the passive solar house which is slowly being built. I cut down a tree about five years ago and I cut slabs out of it with our Lucas saw mill. These slabs have been stored out of the weather to dry and be ready to prepare to become our benchtops. The type of wood is Camphor Laurel (Cinnamomum camphora), a type of wood that has a strong camphor aroma which is quite pleasant and also has anti bacterial and anti fungal qualities which make it popular for kitchen benchtops.
I had already made the bench to accommodate the slabs a few years ago so this is a good feeling that I am getting as I have been wanting to get these benchtops onto the priority list for quite a while.
I am hoping to do this task well because I have seen a few put in and there is a definite line of a good looking job and a bad one.
I really enjoy this stuff!
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