Ogee Edge Wood Countertops

November 5th, 2012

We’ve finally turned our attention back to the hallway bathroom remodel that we started last spring with the vanity upgrade.  We’ve lived without a sink and just a plywood top in here for 9 months while I went on the hunt for the right countertop and as a result the bathroom remodel came to a halt.    

primed bathroom vanity

 

The main reason for the delay came down to choosing the right countertops and I needed two, one for the sink vanity (seen with plywood above) and another for the cabinet on the opposite wall.  I had my heart set on solid surface marble or Caesarstone for a long time but all the estimates were extremely pricey ($1,400 and up!)

It came down to the decision to save up a lot of cash for marble or Caesarstone or just get ‘er done with wood countertops topped with a vessel sink for this hall guest bathroom .  We chose wood, but I wanted a more polished edge beyond the the standard square edge that comes with slab wood countertops. 

I did some research and learned that I could get a fancy ogee edge with a great power tool – a plunge router coupled with a specialty bit, so I ordered this router and this ogee bit online from True Value

plunge router and ogee bit

It arrived a week later (free shipping!) and I picked it up at my local True Value hardware store for this project. 

ogee bit and router

 

Matt picked up two wood countertops at IKEA over the weekend and we got to work! 

The bit has a self guiding part (a mini wheel attachment) that slides along the edge of the wood while the sharp edge of the bit cuts the detail on the wood.  As long as you follow the instructions provided for the tool, it’s easy to give your wood countertop a carved edge with this power tool + bit combo.

skil router with ogee edge bit

 

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Sunday Reading + Announcement

November 4th, 2012

Hi everyone – I hope you’re enjoying this fall weekend – I’m popping in to share the latest articles I wrote over the Better Homes & Gardens blog, click the buttons below to read them!

open shelving in kitchens

ideas for using spray paint

colors for boys rooms

how to paint your front door 

 

Also, we’re excited to announce the Holiday Home Link Parties are back this season! 

holiday home banner 2012

Set your calendars to participate in one or all, Layla and Kevin host the Mantel party on December 4th and I’ll host the Craft party on December 6th.  Rhoda will host Vignettes on December 11th and Sarah hosts her annual Christmas Tree party on December 13th.

We hope you’ll join in on all the fun!

 

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