The process of making this wood countertop isnt so easy it is time-consuming but youll love the finished work. Mark it where you want to cut and pay attention to the wood so you are cutting from the back side meaning the part you want facing down.
If you want countertops that are the true 1 12 thick standard countertops you will need to buy 84 lumber.
How to make wood kitchen countertops. Then let it sit and wipe off the excess. The design template will give you a rough cutout of the counter space and aid you when you make your initial cuts of wood. Instead of sticking to just the kitchen island this wood countertop plan shows you how to put it all over the kitchen including the tricky task of cutting the butcher block for an under-mount sink.
Be sure to measure each of your countertops so you can calculate how big or small of a piece you will need. Im going to take you through the process I used of making this gorgeous looking maple counter and I started with rough sawn lumber. Make sure to wipe away any traces of glue while its wet or the stain wont take in those places.
For those of you who want to make sure your wood counter top stands up to abuse like in a kitchen google or check Amazon for epoxy pour on finish. So once you get that 64 lumber ready to use with a flat surface on both sides it might only be 1 38 to 1 14 thick. Use the tape measure to get the dimensions of the countertop area in your kitchen.
I used the one pictured above. Cut wood in desired lengths or if youve bought them at a store have them cut for you. How To Build A DIY Wooden Countertop The process was relatively simple.
The easiest way is to take some wooden planks measure them cut send and arrange in a countertop. How to Make Wood Countertops. The wood countertop in this DIY project has a lovely finish.
Apply wood glue lightly to one tongue at a time setting each into a corresponding groove until all the pieces have been used and your desired width is reached. But remember this wood is not planed or sanded. Also included are tips for prepping sealing and maintaining the wood counters so they look great for years.
Pour an excess of oil onto the butcher block and let it soak into every corner of the wood. Wooden countertops are amazing. Unscrew your countertop from the top sides or underneath.
If you are looking at replacing your current marble countertop with a wooden countertop this DIY project will teach you how to do it. Preparing the Rough Wood to Make DIY Wood Countertops. To make these DIY wood countertops we used inexpensive edge glued pine which you can find at most Home Improvement stores Menards Lowes etc.
Take the necessary steps to allow for seasonal movement when the time comes to install the countertop. Then draw or create a template by taping several sheets of paper together. This is as close to indestructible as you will get in a pine counter or table top finish.
Since youre going to be using it for a lot of activities some of which would involve high impact it should have a reasonably high mechanical strength. I used Sapele Wood for the Counter top check out this video to learn more about Sapele wood and why I like to use it for Countertops. Record the length width and depth on a piece of paper.
Also clamping down some boards at the top to keep the wood from bowing. We started with the largest section and cut the boards to length about 2 longer than the finished length with a radial arm saw. Check the quality of the piece.
The first step is to select the right wood for your countertop. We knew we didnt want the seams you get with planks or butcher block and we didnt want to use regular plywood so we opted for a sheet of Maple topped plywood that we grabbed right off the shelf at Home Depot. Once all the holes get drilled one must get the glues and clamps ready then put down some glue along the joints put in the dowels and start clamping everything together.
You want the blade edge to hit on the outside of the line not the line itself. Place a putty knife next to the wall and use a crowbar to pry away the backsplash until it is removed. You can also make a small countertop to cover the space near the sink or just in the corner save some space and use every inch.
I didnt manage to get any pictures of this process I was busy actually doing it but here are the first steps. Read below how to make various countertop surfaces for your kitchen find a preferable tutorial and start crafting. How To Make Wood Countertop CLAMP THE PIECES TOGETHER.
Next line up your blade just outside the mark so once its cut you will have the correct size. Attach the counter through this 12 hole. Wood selection and planning.
Start by measuring your wood. While your countertop is brand new this will need to be redone frequently but a broken-in butcher block needs new mineral oil only every month or so. To accommodate for this epoxy an oversized washer with a 12 center to the underside of the cabinet supports and drill out the center.
Use a utility knife to cleanly cut and strip away the caulk holding the backsplash in place. Making a wooden countertop can really be a cool project and so practical no matter whether you need a counter for your kitchen bathroom dresser or maybe built-in cabinet like Im doing. A standard countertop could move 38 seasonally.
Cut the caulk around the backsplash if you have it. Mineral oil is pretty simple to use. 15 025 6 or 64 lumber.