In this featured custom woodworking project I crafted an island kitchen counter top
from solid zebra wood (Microberlinia brazzavillensis), which grows in areas such
as West Africa. Zebra wood is a very dense hardwood, which makes it a great choice
for a counter top that will get a lot of use. This counter top is finished with clear
lacquer, which is durable enough for this particular application and, being a much
more clear finish than most varnishes, it does a great job at highlighting the natural
beauty of this wood.
In this particular home the contrasting light and dark stripes, which are akin to
maple and walnut, compliment the color scheme of the kitchen. (At the time of this
video recording the customer was not yet finished with color scheme of her kitchen.)
Kitchen Island Counter Top Made With Solid Zebra Wood
I have been doing custom woodwork and cabinetry for people for over five years now.
My hand made wood projects have included things such as
dinning room tables
custom fit wine racks
built-in book shelves
custom-fit counter tops
... and many more such items.
I've even been hired to make doll furniture such as a doll bed made of solid cherry
wood with a natural finish.
I also do furnture repairs such as chair repairs, repairing or patching veneers,
refinishing dining room furniture and more.
In addition to custom woodwork I have designed and built custom storage solutions
in homes as well as storage buildings in the yard.
I do trim work such as installing base and toe molding.
Some projects I've done are simple and small projects that some cabinate makers are
not likely to do such as a custom fit shelf for an existing cabinet.
One such project I did was to make a pull out shelf as a television stand that fit
into an antique wardrobe.
So if you have a special, custom-fit woodworking or cabinetry project that you want
to have done for your home or office, please contact me for a free estimate. I would
be glad to review your personalized woodworking project and search for a workable
solution custom fit to meet your needs and your budget.
Custom Woodworking and Cabinetry in Cincinnati, OH