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Maple & Bubinga Countertops

This was the first piece I made when I started Pin & Scroll. I had never constructed countertops before, so this presented a pretty steep learning curve.

The countertops are constructed out of Hard Maple with Bubinga strips down the center. Bubinga is an exotic hardwood from Africa. It is incredibly dense, and incredibly beautiful. Finger jointing the countertops was a challenge, especially with the contrasting woods, but the strength of the joint combined with the visual beauty is worth the effort. The brackets that support the breakfast bar in the corner and the shelf over the washer and dryer are attached to the wall with a sliding dovetail system, so there are no screws or hardware visible.