Do-It-Yourself Butcher-Block Kitchen Countertop

Swap dated laminate for a classic butcher-block countertop. Unlike stone or solid surface, butcher block can be fabricated in a basement or garage workshop, making it the perfect DIY project to totally transform your kitchen on a budget.

Font
  • A
  • A
  • A

E-mail This Page to Your Friends

x

All fields are required.

Separate multiple e-mail addresses with a comma; Maximum 20 email addresses.

Refresh

Sending E-mail

Sending E-mail

Or Do Not E-mail

Success!

A link to %this page% was e-mailed

Install Countertops

Remove old countertop, sink and faucet and slide new countertop into place. Secure countertop by inserting screws through hardware on underside of cabinets with 1-1/4" wood screws (Image 1). Install sink and faucet following manufacturer's instructions (Image 2). For L-shaped sections, lay both pieces on a flat work surface or floor face down. Insert 2 1/4" pocket-hole screws into predrilled pockets (Image 3). Flip section over and slide into place on cabinets. It may be necessary to use shims between counter and cabinets to make countertop level, especially for larger sections. Gently knock shims into place until counter is level and score off excess with utility knife (Image 4). Tip: If walls are bowed or not square, it may be necessary to use caulk or trim to fill or cover gaps. It's also a good idea to use a silicone sealer between countertop and the wall behind the sink to prevent leaks.

1234Next »

We Recommend...

Popular Kitchen Countertops

Popular Kitchen Countertops

Whether the style of your kitchen is contemporary or traditional, innovations in kitchen countertop surfaces guarantee no two...

Install A Kitchen Countertop

Install A Kitchen Countertop

Learn the trade secrets for installing laminate countertops.

(video 05:14)
Ideas for Updating Kitchen Countertops

Ideas for Updating Kitchen Countertops

Looking for easy ideas for updating your kitchen countertops? Whether you're looking to replace, refinish or resurface your...

Advertisement

HGTV Kitchen & Bath Newsletter

See the latest trends in kitchen and bathroom design, with ideas and how-tos for everything from easy weekend updates to planning your dream kitchen or bath.