A bathroom vanity counter top made of laminated birch plywood, with the sink integrated to be all one piece.
Finally, a few years later now, a friend who will be renovating their bathroom gave me the go-ahead to make it for him.
The process to make this counter and sink starts in the computer, modelling the sink basin. The the 3D object then gets sliced up into the thickness of the birch plywood. Each of those slices gets sent to the CNC software and are layed out into the 5'x4' sheet of plywood.
the machine cuts them out and away we go.
But because of how many pieces I had to glue up to make the counter portion, and how little time there is to glue and get the pieces in the clamps, I forgot to take any photos of the glueing process.
after all the glueing was complete and the counter sections attached to the sink section the entire, now one piece, sink and counter needed to be planed down to be all even.
But as you can see in the second image while sanding the counter down to the satin finish I sanded right through the epoxy and into the wood. This is no good. I made 2 more attempts at painting on thin coats to cover the blemish and resanding to the satin finish, and on each occasion again sanding through the epoxy I have decided to look for another avenue for sealing this project.
I have come across a product called an Aliphatic Clearcoat, which can be sprayed on, it will not drip or leak, it sets quickly and can be applied in multiple coats to achieve a desired thickness. Perfect, if only I knew about this before. So the product has been ordered and I am now waiting for it to arrive so I can take the counter to the paintbooth and have the coating applied. Hopefully this will work as intended and I can soon deliver this beautiful bathroom vanity counter to its owner.