The butcher block comes unfinished and in a giant cardboard box. Drill several holes inside marked area large enough to accommodate jigsaw blade. I don't want to make a beautiful countertop only to have it fall apart within a number of years nor burden my client with monthly maintenance. Consider putting the finished photo first, however this is not a requirement. Boos Will Cut Out a Hole for an Undermount Sink by Special Request for an additional charge You can specify a finish of either natural oil or Varnique semi-gloss varnish for any countertop, including one with a sink cutout. Tip: For irregularly shaped sections of counter, current counters can be removed and used as a template. That means that I started by drilling my pocket holes in board 2, and then screwed that board to board 1 using wood glue between them before screwing them together! Reading your blog is a high point of my days.
The template will not show you this. The difference, however, is the type of under-mount clips that secure the sink in place. Once trimmed, fit pieces together again. Comments regarding finished photo location will be removed. I had saved a bunch of sawdust from the routing process and decided to mix my own filler. Make sure you account for your front edge and enough space to mount the faucet. Consider submitting these photos to instead.
I did want to point a few differences between what was done here and what you typically get with a traditional butcher block. Then I drilled my pocket holes in board 3, and screwed it to board 2. Cut out with a jigsaw and sand inside edges smooth Image 1. Trace template with a pencil. Cuts and burns can be sanded out and the whole countertop refinished with beeswax or mineral oil; and wood is not prone to breaking, as are tiles. After the countertops were dry fitted in, we had to mount the sink.
So at this point, this is how the countertop looked. I got it put together, did a preliminary sanding with 60-grit sandpaper, cut out the sink hole, got all of the cracks filled with wood filler, and then sanded it down to a smooth finish with 150-grit sandpaper. Initially our kitchen had an angled island that barely seated three. Cut along line with circular saw Image 3. The normal granite seats up out of four to four 6 individuals. Install a pair of flat under-mount sink clips, evenly spaced, at one side of the rim.
Instead, the farm style sink, which is typically much larger, protrudes to or beyond the front of the base cabinet, allowing kitchen workers to stand closer to the sink and in a more comfortable posture. It wiped off, but it was an issue. So we will have to see!. Then Jer and I sanded them all until they were ready for sealing. If not, measurements need to be taken of existing sink and transferred to desired location on butcher block. Exactly why it must be timber, maybe not the alloy? Then we had to install the shield for the dishwasher.
On the final pass, the bearing of this bit will ride along the countertop's bottom edge, so a straight edge is not needed Image 2. Our sink came with a template that we drew on the butcher block with a pencil. Install sink and faucet following manufacturer's instructions Image 2. Put two screw holes about every 8-10 inches. Disclaimer: There are affiliate links in this post.
To do this, measure the distance from the upper rim of the sink to the lower edge of the sink's bowls, and note the measurement. Then I measured the distance from the edge of the router blade to the edge of the router…. They were actually slightly under 2 inches, because I used 10 boards for my countertop, and ended up with a countertop depth of 19. Fix any imperfections and remove dust again. Okay…so we are headed back into the Pedraza kitchen where , , laid some really and now we are ready for countertops. That angle was continued down the board with a straight edge.
Then we moved the board to the other slab so that the holes would line up. As far as the corners, we eyed it up as close to the edge of the rounded tracing as possible and figured we could sand it closer to the corner's edge if necessary. Poor Weston really wanted to pick up the countertops. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, good or bad. If you decide to do an top mounted sink, you can use Liquid Nails too…. But your way seems so much easier. You will have to pre drill and then screw them in.
Inside this scenario, they just should find out exactly what they have from the garage or the storage system. I used General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in a matte finish. And then he began sanding the rest of the countertops. So for the straight cuts with the circular, did you do plunge cuts with that? By straightening out the existing cabinets we were able to create seating for four! Oh to be young again and have a handy man type husband! Thanks for keeping it real and sharing the process. And that my friends is what our kitchen looked like for a while! It will be very hard to not touch them in that final curing process but it will be well worth it and setting up a makeshift counter space is easy enough. So instead, I used a jigsaw.
I do hope you can make the edges of the wood waterproof above the sink. It means that companies of great products want to work with me. Then a new giant store was built near the Mall of Georgia and now I make any excuse possible to go. Well, now we are preparing to install butcher block counters, and I will definitely be doing it the Bower way! The dimensions aren't super clear on Amazon but it seems like they should cover the hole we cut, which is standard size. Allow dust to settle before applying finish. Most undermount sinks come with these little brackets to attach it. Now I use Rust-Oleum wood stain exclusively.