I'm remodeling my kitchen and have had an island built that is 2-level. The main counter is granite and the second 'bar' level for people to hang out at on bar stools is as yet undefined.
I'm looking for some advice about what kind of surface I can put on the second level. I'm very interested in wood and was thinking 'live edge'. It would be about 24" x 72".
Is this something best purchased from a supplier or is it a moderately DIY project from a tree cut by a tree service? Difficult to maintain? Easy enough to find? Suppliers north of Boston?
posted by GernBlandston
on Dec 6, 2013 -
a few months ago someone I follow tweeted a link to a website that curates and displays only the latest news headlines and top stories. I found this thread (http://ask.metafilter.com/192456/A-better-newspaper
) on MF but the site is not listed there. This is a fairly new and probably still obscure site, but I loved the look of it and would like to find it again and seemed to have lost the bookmark. I cannot find it on google because the search terms are so generic.
This was an extremely CLEAN site, black on white (i believe) with attractive type, no (or very few/discreet) ads, and nothing fancy going on in terms of media or anything like that. Similar to "theweek.com
" in terms of content but nowhere near as busy visually.
any help would be appreciated.
posted by denaps
on Feb 12, 2013 -
I bought a pair of tiny little sequined shorts from Forever 21 that I'd like to wear on NYE. What top would work with them? [more inside]
posted by i_am_a_fiesta
on Dec 16, 2012 -
North Americana Filter: Find the 10 best pictures taken from each decade onwards from 1910 to 2010? [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1
on May 31, 2012 -
I want to have some sort of easily-editable text box floating on the top level of whatever I'm doing in Windows. Think, like, a sticky note or a ticker. [more inside]
posted by threeants
on Mar 26, 2012 -
I'm looking for credible scientific information regarding air pollution relating to mountain top remove
posted by digdan
on Oct 7, 2011 -
As seen on tv - help me find a top please! My daughter-in-law has fallen in love with a top (or very short dress?) worn by a guest on To Buy Or Not To Buy
(BBC iPlayer link available until Tuesday 8 March) and I'd love to help her find it. [more inside]
posted by ceri richard
on Mar 6, 2011 -
What do I need to learn, and what experiences do I need to attain to get a top software development job? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide
on Feb 15, 2011 -
Is there a mod for my Samsung BluRay player that will let me steam everything, not just the Pandora/Blockbuster/Netflix/YouTube that it streams? It's connected wirelessly to the web, can it be changed to point to another URL?
posted by fixedgear
on Dec 10, 2010 -
My long-term partner and I are both exclusive tops, and to make matters worse, I used to bottom but am now pretty close to stone. Help a stone top re-learn how to be ok with bottoming. (Conceivably NSFW) [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 5, 2010 -
What "top n
techie" lists do you know of? I'm specifically after lists of the movers and shakers in the tech scene, rather than the cutest a la
Violet Blue, but hottest geek lists are also interesting. I'm not bothered about time frame - I'd like to see lists from top geeks of 2009 to top geeks of all time.
posted by handee
on Jan 1, 2010 -
So my friend has some sort of overdeveloped magpie region of her brain and loves sparkly shiny clothing (think sequins, covered in glitter). Where can I find something extra special for christmas for her? [more inside]
posted by jhighmore
on Nov 3, 2009 -
[Alt-health filter]: what are your top 10, most important, almost scientific (ie. generally accepted) foods and/or supplements that I should focus on to improve my health? Speaking from a general well-being, alternative health-type of point of view? [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop
on Oct 26, 2009 -
Loss prevention in a convertible with soft top - Lock the doors, or leave them unlocked? [more inside]
posted by rinogo
on Mar 30, 2009 -
Where can I find a comprehensive list of music featured on episodes of BBC's Top Gear? [more inside]
posted by QUHZK
on Mar 8, 2009 -
Recently I saw an unusual bike, one with a curved top tube that extended beyond the seat tube to support a rack. It had trekking bars, too. Please help me identify it! [more inside]
posted by brianogilvie
on Nov 15, 2008 -
Where online can I find a decent quality top hat and monocle, barring Ebay? [more inside]
posted by Phire
on Oct 29, 2008 -
What buildings are considered "quintessential" examples of brutalist architecture?
posted by tylerfulltilt
on Aug 28, 2008 -
Where can I watch the Top Chef finale in Chicago tomorrow night?
posted by wordsmith
on Jun 10, 2008 -
What wrap or top can I put over this dress to make it okay for a morning wedding in a chapel? [more inside]
posted by RobotHeart
on May 2, 2008 -
I have a year before I am eligible to work for a big consulting company. What should I do during this year to maximise my chances of success, or bump up starting salary? [more inside]
posted by gttommy
on Nov 30, 2007 -
At buffet type resaurants, why does the top of soup become slightly harder and usually a darker color? Is it good for you or bad for you?
posted by mrkohrea
on Aug 27, 2006 -
So I'm a fan of movies. A little over a year ago I watched the top 100 of IMDB's top 250
. I enjoyed almost all of them. I've since looked through many other lists
, but I can't decide if any of them are worth working through (although I have seriously considered the writer's guild's top 100 screenplays
Are there any other lists out there that any of you have enjoyed? Are there any I should particularly avoid
posted by ztdavis
on Jul 2, 2006 -
Some strange problem with my cable TV. I was connecting a new Sylvania DVR/VCR unit in my bedroom. I used to have a Sony DVD/VCR in that same place and the cable reception used to be just fine. First thing I noticed after attaching the new unit is that the signal quality is very poor. But anyway then I come down to living room which has the Comcast's digital set top box connected to the wall outlet. I noticed there was no signal on TV and box was displaying a 'this channel would be available soon' message. Usually that means some kind of bad or no connection. Before I went up to the bedroom everything was running fine. Did plugging in the DVR/VCR unit blow the cable circuit ? [more inside]
posted by flyby22
on Apr 6, 2006 -
A question for any male gay mefi members -- or those in the know. It's my understanding that a good percentage of gay men are either exclusively "tops" or "bottoms". My question is this: how can you tell? Are the stereotypical gay mannerisms in fact just a subtle form of communicating this preference? Do you come straight out and ask? Or do you wait until the moment is upon you and hope for the best? [more inside]
posted by Civil_Disobedient
on May 9, 2004 -