You do not need to spend a bundle on fancy, hand-made, wood kitchen countertops to have beautiful, durable counter tops in your home! No show you how to create DIY wood kitchen countertops that actually look expensive yet cost very little compared to pre-finished, regular countertop materials! These DIY wood kitchen countertop is actually beautiful and more functional than you believe and even easier than you think! Why? Because with a bit of know-how and some basic tools, you can have beautiful, practical, cheap kitchen countertop at home.
Before you try to create your own DIY wood countertop, make sure that you have an understanding of the type of wood that you want to use and what type of cut to make. First you need to be aware of the size of the entire surface you intend to work with (i.e., your countertop) so that you know how much material to buy and how many nails or screws to purchase. If you do not use wood glue, then you will also have to make sure that you use wood screws that are strong enough to keep the whole surface intact and flat. The whole surface should be flat when you’re finished.
You may be tempted to build your DIY wood counter tops yourself if you are handy with tools and crescent hammers. However, it is very difficult to make your own countertop without a whole lot of experience. Building your own wood countertop is actually not as easy as it looks; it is very technical and takes a lot of skill and expertise to make it look good. Even though woodworking seems to be fun at first, woodworking is hard work and requires patience and a lot of skill.
When you are building your DIY wood countertop, you will also need to decide whether or not you would like to install a wood undermount sink. Undermount sinks are more expensive than traditional kitchen sinks but they add a lot of aesthetic appeal. A wood undermount sink will look better on an undermount countertop that has a sloped top edge rather than one that has a flat-bottomed countertop. In addition, wood countertop with a wood undermount sink can be stained in any color that you like.
Installing your DIY wood countertop will require that you adhere wood glue to all of the joints between the boards. To get a professional looking result, you should only use wood glue that is designed for wood surfaces. Do not use any other wood glue because it will not adhere well to anything. Once you have glued the boards together, you should put a finishing coat on them just to seal the moisture in and give your countertop a smooth feel. It is important to finish your wood countertop before you sand it because the rough finish can actually chip if you sand too much.
Before you install your DIY wood countertop, you should run a line across the top of the countertop just to be sure that you have completely covered every inch of the space. Once you have lined the lines, you should put a finishing coating on the countertop by using wood glue. If you choose to use wood glue for your DIY kitchen countertop, it is important that you choose one that is designed for wood surfaces. Glues that are meant for ceramic surfaces can chip and cause damage to your counter tops. Using wood glue is the easiest way to ensure that your DIY kitchen countertop has a professional appearance.
After you have finished your wood countertop, it is time to install an undermount sink. To do this, you should run a small flush seam of wood from across the top of the countertop to underneath the sink. Follow this seam up the countertop, and then along the baseboard until you reach the top of the cabinetry. Install the undermount sink as described in the instructions included with your new wood kitchen countertop. If you prefer, you can also add a vanity plate to the top of your undermount sink insert.
Easy DIY wood countertop installation gives you a beautiful new look in your kitchen that is both durable and stylish. With this project, you can update the style of your counter space without having to rip out and replace old countertops. Wood is a great material for creating countertops because it is beautiful and durable. You will enjoy the durability and beauty of your new counter space for many years. It is an easy DIY project that will give your kitchen a professional yet unique look.