DIY Wood Countertops
My husband and I are in the middle of purchasing an 1890 old mining home. It is roughly 1100 sq ft-- just a cute little country home. Nothing fancy, but it looks its age--not redone with silly period decor. The walls are all white and there is original pine flooring.The previous owners have been cooking with a wood fire cookstove. Unfortunately this isn't something we can carry on so we are replacing it with a woodstove and purchasing a gas range. To do this, we have to build an island. Our vision for our kitchen is to have white cabinets and wood countertops.
We are very much DIYers but new to home improvements and want to know the best way to build wood counter tops. Now, the wood won't be around the sink, just the island with the stove for now, and we don't plan on cutting on the counter. We would prefer to completely seal it vs the oil method. We want it to be flat and smooth (So its easy to clean). Any suggestions?? Also we would like to do it on a low budget.