Author Topic: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.  (Read 8950 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Jon Hilgenberg

  • Posts: 1113
19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« on: June 15, 2013, 06:10 PM »
I landed this job a while ago and I was initially supposed to build this in a shop.  The middle section was supposed to bump out, which would make it easier to build, and easier to hide the seams at the front edging.  Long story short, the cabinets weren't quite laying out the way they were supposed to so that plan got nixed.  So I got to set up shop in the garage and show off my festools!

Once again, another job that I would have walked away from in a New York minute I didn't own a TS55.

Edging isn't installed yet, doing that Monday.
88471-0

The more Festools I buy, the more money I earn.  The more money I earn, the more Festools I buy.  The more...
TS 55, TS 75, Domino, CT22, OF 2000, C12, CXS, RAS, Trion, Fogtainers!

Festool USA does not pre-approve the contents of this website nor endorse the application or use of any Festool product in any way other than in the manner described in the Festool Instruction Manual. To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. Although Festool strives for accuracy in the website material, the website may contain inaccuracies. Festool makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material on this website or about the results to be obtained from using the website. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. Your use of any material contained on this website is entirely at your own risk. The content contained on this site is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice.


Offline Jon Hilgenberg

  • Posts: 1113
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2013, 06:14 PM »
More pics, bear with me...first time attaching images in post.

Two pieces cut and set
88473-0

Three pieces cut and set

88475-1




The more Festools I buy, the more money I earn.  The more money I earn, the more Festools I buy.  The more...
TS 55, TS 75, Domino, CT22, OF 2000, C12, CXS, RAS, Trion, Fogtainers!

Offline Jon Hilgenberg

  • Posts: 1113
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2013, 06:18 PM »
More...
88477-0

88479-1

Joints are glued and pocket screwed.  Couldn't figure out how to domino the joints and get the pieces together in a wall to wall application,  especially with a deeper center section.

Jon

The more Festools I buy, the more money I earn.  The more money I earn, the more Festools I buy.  The more...
TS 55, TS 75, Domino, CT22, OF 2000, C12, CXS, RAS, Trion, Fogtainers!

Offline Jon Hilgenberg

  • Posts: 1113
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2013, 06:35 PM »
More.

88481-0


88483-1
The more Festools I buy, the more money I earn.  The more money I earn, the more Festools I buy.  The more...
TS 55, TS 75, Domino, CT22, OF 2000, C12, CXS, RAS, Trion, Fogtainers!

Offline farms100

  • Posts: 133
    • please visit our woodworking guild
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2013, 08:06 PM »
nice work!


<edited to add> I really like the grain matching you did.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2013, 11:57 PM by farms100 »
eastern mass guild of woodworkers. http://www.emgw.org

Offline jobsworth

  • Posts: 5886
  • Festool Baby.....
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2013, 11:14 PM »
pretty slick brotherman….

Offline Jon Hilgenberg

  • Posts: 1113
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2013, 11:34 PM »
Thanks guys.  Can't wait to have it sprayed so I can take some finished pics.

Jon
The more Festools I buy, the more money I earn.  The more money I earn, the more Festools I buy.  The more...
TS 55, TS 75, Domino, CT22, OF 2000, C12, CXS, RAS, Trion, Fogtainers!

Offline builderbob

  • Posts: 1363
    • RJP Remodeling
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2013, 10:39 AM »
That looks great Jon!
Kapex, TS55, CMS GE, Carvex 420, Domino DF500, MFK 700, OF 2200, OF 1400, OF 1010, EHL65, RAS 115, RTS 400, RO150, ETS 150/3, ETS 125, CT 22 (2), CXS (2), C-15+3, T-12+3, PSB 300 & more MFT's than i can count!

Offline Brice Burrell

  • Posts: 7371
  • Remodeling Contractor
    • The Green and Dark Blue blog
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2013, 11:28 AM »
Great work, as usually.  Here's a tip for the pics, next time try resizing the pictures first.
Check out my new blog, The Green and Dark Blue Blog.

Offline Jon Hilgenberg

  • Posts: 1113
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2013, 12:06 PM »
Brice,

Are they too big?  I can't tell since I'm doing this from my iPhone.  I can resize them using Everclipper, so it's an extra step but I suppose I can fit more pictures per post that way.

Thanks for the compliment, that means a lot.

Jon
The more Festools I buy, the more money I earn.  The more money I earn, the more Festools I buy.  The more...
TS 55, TS 75, Domino, CT22, OF 2000, C12, CXS, RAS, Trion, Fogtainers!

Offline Wuffles

  • Posts: 1313
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2013, 01:38 PM »
Hi.

First post, so apologies if this is a dumb question. I'm looking at getting a pocket hole jig and came across this post. Can you just explain how a pocket hole could be used to connect these together given the depth of the material used? I'm guessing a baton underneath, which surely doesn't need a pocket hole?

Thanks in advance.
Tool list updated to reflect knowledge :: hammer, screwdriver, one pozi bit, and another bigger hammer.

Offline Jon Hilgenberg

  • Posts: 1113
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2013, 02:00 PM »
The joint was accessible from underneath.  I got lucky...I was originally planning on using these connectors.

88497-0
The more Festools I buy, the more money I earn.  The more money I earn, the more Festools I buy.  The more...
TS 55, TS 75, Domino, CT22, OF 2000, C12, CXS, RAS, Trion, Fogtainers!

Offline Wuffles

  • Posts: 1313
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2013, 02:14 PM »
Just as well, on 18mm (sorry, I'm in UK) ply they'd have pinged out with any kind of pressure on them I suspect. I use them regularly on worktops so know the drawbacks if the recess isn't deep enough.

Did you have a photo of how the pocket hole was drilled to make it work in this situation?
Tool list updated to reflect knowledge :: hammer, screwdriver, one pozi bit, and another bigger hammer.

Offline Jon Hilgenberg

  • Posts: 1113
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2013, 02:20 PM »
Wuffles, I didn't take any pictures of the pocket screws underneath.  I can tell you though that once I pocket screwed the joint together I glued and screwed another piece of plywood to bridge the joint for added strength.
I'll take some more pics tomorrow.

Hopefully someone else can chime in or post a picture of a pocket screwed joint.

Jon
The more Festools I buy, the more money I earn.  The more money I earn, the more Festools I buy.  The more...
TS 55, TS 75, Domino, CT22, OF 2000, C12, CXS, RAS, Trion, Fogtainers!

Offline Wuffles

  • Posts: 1313
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2013, 02:22 PM »
Cheers Jon.

To clarify. I can imagine a pocket screw being used in a standard 90 degree situation, but not on a 180 degree...hope that makes sense.

Thanks again.
Tool list updated to reflect knowledge :: hammer, screwdriver, one pozi bit, and another bigger hammer.

Offline sanangelo

  • Posts: 146
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2013, 07:33 PM »
It looks nice... What is the counters primary use going to be?

Offline Jon Hilgenberg

  • Posts: 1113
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2013, 07:56 PM »
Sanangelo, it is going to be used as a desk.

More pics.

I had to lift up the top so I could access the pocket holes in order to secure the nosing.

88569-0

Dominos in, ready to glue up. 

88571-1







The more Festools I buy, the more money I earn.  The more money I earn, the more Festools I buy.  The more...
TS 55, TS 75, Domino, CT22, OF 2000, C12, CXS, RAS, Trion, Fogtainers!

Offline Jon Hilgenberg

  • Posts: 1113
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2013, 08:01 PM »
Once the first section of nosing was installed and glue dried, it was time to set the final section.

88575-0

Nice tight fit, that never happens to me!

88577-1

Nosing done, now on to the backsplash.

88579-2




The more Festools I buy, the more money I earn.  The more money I earn, the more Festools I buy.  The more...
TS 55, TS 75, Domino, CT22, OF 2000, C12, CXS, RAS, Trion, Fogtainers!

Offline ScotF

  • Posts: 2680
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2013, 08:02 PM »
WOW!!  Beautiful work and detail!!  Awesome!

Scot

Offline Jon Hilgenberg

  • Posts: 1113
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2013, 08:09 PM »
I decided to not nail the backsplash in the center section, since it was readily accessible from the bottom.  So I screwed it in, predrilling with the offset chuck on my C12.

88581-0

Then propped the splash down and held it agains the wall with some scraps.  Spent quite a bit of time with some scraps figuring out the angles of the walls (no kapex...) so the miters would be tight and it was worth it.

88583-1

Done! 

88585-2

The more Festools I buy, the more money I earn.  The more money I earn, the more Festools I buy.  The more...
TS 55, TS 75, Domino, CT22, OF 2000, C12, CXS, RAS, Trion, Fogtainers!

Offline neilc

  • Posts: 2758
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2013, 08:11 PM »
That's really awesome work.  Thanks for all the pics...

What finish are you doing?

neil

Offline Jon Hilgenberg

  • Posts: 1113
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2013, 08:19 PM »
More pics.  Now I just wait for the finisher to come in.

88587-0

This one is for Wuffles:  a clear shot of a pocket screw (the one going horizontally in the picture.. The other pocket hole is for the nosing.  You can also see the block that I glued an screwed in  to bridge the joint.  The joint was incredibly strong after doing this.  I was not shy at all when I had to put the blocking in to raise the top up, and didn't hear any type of popping nor saw any type of stress on the joint.

88589-1
The more Festools I buy, the more money I earn.  The more money I earn, the more Festools I buy.  The more...
TS 55, TS 75, Domino, CT22, OF 2000, C12, CXS, RAS, Trion, Fogtainers!

Offline Jon Hilgenberg

  • Posts: 1113
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2013, 08:23 PM »
Thanks Scot, thanks Neil.

Finish will be clear conversion varnish.

A big shout out to Qwas and his guide rail square.  It made setting up in the clients garage and cutting square parts ridiculously easy (as usual).

Festools used:

TS 55

Domino

RO 125

Ct 22

C12 and CSX
The more Festools I buy, the more money I earn.  The more money I earn, the more Festools I buy.  The more...
TS 55, TS 75, Domino, CT22, OF 2000, C12, CXS, RAS, Trion, Fogtainers!

Offline Wuffles

  • Posts: 1313
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2013, 02:14 AM »
This one is for Wuffles:  a clear shot of a pocket screw (the one going horizontally in the picture.. The other pocket hole is for the nosing.  You can also see the block that I glued an screwed in  to bridge the joint.  The joint was incredibly strong after doing this.  I was not shy at all when I had to put the blocking in to raise the top up, and didn't hear any type of popping nor saw any type of stress on the joint.

Many thanks. I've ordered a jig from a shop here in the UK and look forward to playing with pocket hole screws in the future.
Tool list updated to reflect knowledge :: hammer, screwdriver, one pozi bit, and another bigger hammer.

Offline sanangelo

  • Posts: 146
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2013, 09:49 PM »
Jon that looks great... I cant wait to see what it looks like with a finish on it... How accurate do you think the color in the photos are???

Offline Jon Hilgenberg

  • Posts: 1113
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2013, 06:30 PM »
Jon that looks great... I cant wait to see what it looks like with a finish on it... How accurate do you think the color in the photos are???


It's pretty dead on as far as color on my iPhone. 

Finisher bagged out and canceled on me today!  Tying to make a good impression with this builder and stuff like that certainly doesn't help.

Jon
The more Festools I buy, the more money I earn.  The more money I earn, the more Festools I buy.  The more...
TS 55, TS 75, Domino, CT22, OF 2000, C12, CXS, RAS, Trion, Fogtainers!

Offline obdoor

  • Posts: 47
Re: 19' Sapele plywood countertop.
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2013, 09:22 PM »
This work looks fine I wonder if I wouldn't have tried veneering the top to provide a thicker top veneer. Plywood is ideal for carcasses but wear and tear on tops makes me uncomfortable when it comes to every day wear and tear.