Seal the countertop to protect it from water and other liquids.
- Apply coats of polyurethane to the countertop surface.
- Select a urethane that is FDA approved to ensure the substance is safe to be in contact with your food.
- Apply at least 3 coats to get a good, solid coating.
What is the best wood for a kitchen countertop?
One of the best aspects of wood countertops is the sheer number of options and style upgrades available. The basic style options include flat grain, end grain, and edge grain.
Some of the best wood species to choose include:
- Brazilian cherry.
- Bamboo (technically a woody grass)
Is wood countertops a good idea?
The wood used in countertop making generally has a much higher Janka rating. Still, no wood is going to be as strong as stone, and most wood is prone to scratches and even dents. This means that wood counters are generally unsuitable for direct cutting: you’ll want to use a cutting board.
Can you make a countertop out of plywood?
There are many different materials that can be used to build kitchen countertops. Plywood is very durable even when wet, which makes it very common in the kitchen. Plywood is an inexpensive option for countertops as they can take a lot of use and still look great when properly maintained.
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