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Building countertops out of Mahogany & Teak material for a Seal Beach Resident

Posted by info on 5/8/2011


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We received an unusual call from a resident in Seal Beach CA requesting the refinishing of an existing countertop and the construction of a new countertop matching the refinished product.  The neat thing about this project was that the existing countertop was actually built using a combination of Teak  and Mahogany material and after over 10 years of wear and tear had some issues with inconsistent texture and color:

It was great to be able to reuse this well constructed woodwork because to build something like this from scratch would cost in excess of $2,000 – the rounded edge at the left side makes this much more difficult to create than a standard square shaped counter top.  You can see in the photo above that the finish was starting to wear off, especially when you note the drastic difference in color on the right side.  We spent a good amount of time taking off this existing finish and sanding the woodwork down to a consistent texture ready for a new application of stain and lacquer.  The end result speaks for itself – at just a fraction of the cost we were able to achieve the result of a brand new countertop.

When your existing woodwork is this well built and uses more expensive material like Teak it is always worthwhile to consider refinishing!

Stonebelt Cabinets

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