Some of you may remember that this side of the kitchen, when we moved in, had this claustrophobic arrangement of pantry-stove-refrigerator. I had the building manager remove the refrigerator and I replaced it with a small one, and topped it with our microwave.
I wanted to add a wood counter on top of the fridge for the following reasons: fewer food bits on the floor between the two appliances, expanded work surface and the kitchen could use the warmth of a natural element. Plus, I had an idea to do it inexpensively.
I live in an apartment, so my wood shop is my dining area.
I cut the board to 28″ in length. Then I used the leftover piece to create a base, as the fridge door hinge projects up a bit from the top of the fridge and I didn’t want the microwave to wobble or the counter to slope.
Then, as the glue was drying, I vacuumed up all the sawdust I had left in the dining area and went off to the gym and the library.
When I came home from errands, I finished the wood with a coat of olive oil. After the first coat soaks in, I may need to add more.
And yes, I did get a new water kettle.