Red Oak Countertop for My Parents' Laundry Room

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, November 27, 2018
  • My dad asked me to make a counter top for their laundry room. He said to make it out of anything, it just needed to fit the dimensions provided. I had a stack of 13' red oak slabs and the narrowest one was a good fit for the counter top. It had some defects to stabilize with epoxy and I did a porefill on the top.

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  • Langdon Harris

    Langdon Harris

     a years ago +315

    Me: I'm going to Home Depot to buy a laminate countertop because it's a laundry room.

    Matt Cremona: Hold both my beers.

  • Johnny Corazón

    Johnny Corazón

     2 days ago

    Great video! Now I understand why slab-made pieces are so expensive.

  • Jay Whitehead

    Jay Whitehead

     4 days ago

    Not bad. Only took two years. Lol joke.

  • Chanda Russell

    Chanda Russell

     7 days ago

    Wow. That is one nice counter. To bad you don’t live near me, I’d have you do my counters.

  • Dottie Hildebrand

    Dottie Hildebrand

     14 days ago

    Very nice. You have a depth of knowledge of wood. That will make a nice top for the cabinets. Dad and mom really can't believe how fantastic it looks. NICE JOB Matthew❗

  • Mix Pick

    Mix Pick

     14 days ago

    Hmmm... Color me confused but this amount of work and beauty doesn't belong in a laundry room. Beautiful piece nonetheless!

  • Almon Jacob

    Almon Jacob

     14 days ago

    Matt, love your content. I have a source of Eastern red cedar. I love the look of this wood. In you opinion would it be suitable for kitchen counter tops with a clear resin coating?

  • Adrian K

    Adrian K

     14 days ago +1

    who else 'sees' a tiger's head/colouring in that resin fill after finishing......??

  • Mike Roberts

    Mike Roberts

     14 days ago

    That was a beautiful finished piece of wood!!! Enjoyed the watch

  • Ale Sh

    Ale Sh

     14 days ago

    I thought you were making a live edge?

  • Gold 1792

    Gold 1792

     21 days ago

    Matthew....keep your hair long buddy. I like it. I grew up in the 70's....good music, good times, and long hair. I still keep mine longer than most in this day and age.

  • P Mitchell

    P Mitchell

     21 days ago

    Beautiful job!!!!

  • Charlotte Skiftun

    Charlotte Skiftun

     1 months ago

    Could sawdustixed into the 1st epoxy fill do a good job in that void?

  • MrPittsburghJ


     1 months ago +1

    Matt, 2 questions. 1 - What kind of tape did you use for the epoxy backing & did it pull easily? 2 - what is that formula for calcing the epoxy needed?

  • JWLamph


     1 months ago

    Beautiful piece! I’ve watched this video like 5 times in preparation for a white oak table top I’m making. What is the sanding process after you complete the pore fill step?

  • Владимир Гультяев

    Владимир Гультяев

     1 months ago

    Много говоришь.

  • Deek206


     1 months ago

    Wonderful work of skill and art. thx for sharing.

  • hamlett22


     1 months ago

    fantastic work. inspiring as well. i appreciate the techniques you outlined, particularly the vacuum trick to remove air from the resin and a method of working with porous red oak.

  • Mr Joe Keto

    Mr Joe Keto

     1 months ago

    Nice work Bro... 😉

  • David Lyons

    David Lyons

     1 months ago

    Your poor parents waited over a year to get that counter