Edge for walnut island top

2LittleFishiesOctober 10, 2012

Our perimeter will be danby marble. Eased edge.

I was planning on doing a 1/4" radius for the walnut island top.


Also if I do that thoughts on doing it just on the top ?

Or doing a double radius?

The total size is 108" (9') x 52"x 2 1/4" thick

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I did an ever-so-slightly eased edge on my black walnut island top to match my Carrara perimeter. I am extremely happy with my choice.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 11:45AM
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I think in your kitchen you could get away with most anything short of a double-ogee bullnose waterfall monstrosity that looks like you swiped it from the Vatican. You could do it simple or go up to a book edge.

BTW did you buy that Jenn-air 42"? I can't find any opinions on it in Appliances.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 3:45PM
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marcolo- I had considered ogee for the perimeter marble but thought it might be too much. Do you think eased is good? As far as the island it's a pretty good size so I'm afraid if it's too plain it might not look right. The small radius may be just enough.

No, on the Jenn Air. We went with a 36" counter depth (Elux Icon). Now I wonder if we should have sprung for more $ to do a panel ready but we were trying to save some money somewhere!

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 6:33PM
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Here's my plain, eased edge on my large island. Maybe it will help you decide if it looks right. :)

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 7:22PM
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Looks beautiful, Breezy ; ) Is eased edge and pencil edge the same thing?

I think my craft art board is eased and my boos a 1/4" radius... Does that look correct?




boos Double Radius

What edge does this look like? Eased?

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 7:37PM
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Your counter, if that's what those last pics are, is eased.

I assume, but have no direct experience, that a pencil edge is the same. Sometimes edge terminology varies by fabricator so I'd ask to see samples of what you're considering.

Your board edge guesses are correct, although I can't be completely sure of the radius's actual measurement. My black walnut Boos has the same radius edge as yours. It's noticeably more rounded than my counter is.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 8:46PM
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I have eased edge on my marble perimeter, but did a big ol ogee for my walnut island...I wanted fancy! :) I wouldn't recommend it, though, if your children will sitting there eating, mine get all sorts of crumbs and crap in there that I am constantly cleaning.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 10:21PM
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But nini804 -- that island top with the swoopy ogee
is one of the most beautiful parts of your gorgeous kitchen!

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 10:37PM
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Where are you getting you pr walnut from, just out of curiosity. I just love your kitchen-to-be.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 8:58AM
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Thanks! Our cabinet maker is doing the walnut countertops.
My other options were blocktop.net, craft art DIY,
Or /www.hardwood-lumber.com/
These all had the best pricing.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 9:32AM
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Just chimming in to ditto the food collection edge profiles out there! I have eased as well on the granite perimeter but wanted something a bit different for the mahogany .... I told the maker that it had to be an edge that would be easy to clean and not collect food (had a high top table that I HATED the edge on for that reason alone).

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 10:11AM
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