Diy Wood Kitchen Countertops

Diy Wood Kitchen Countertops

Wow – I am loving your countertops! Great job! We just bought our first home and am dying to get rid of the white tile countertops. I love the look of granite but my bank account doesn’t like the price. (Yikes!!) So I have been looking into DIY wood countertops. My question to you is, how does it hold up to heat? I see that using the waterlock makes the countertops hold up to water and not stain, but what happens with heat? With the tile countertops, I can pull something right out from the oven and place it on some pot holders without worrying about the tile countertops. Is this something I could do with the wood also? Thank you so much in advance for taking the time to answer my question.
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Diy Wood Kitchen Countertops

Decide what wood you would like to use. There are quite a few inexpensive options, but what makes sense for your home may be determined by the availability in your area. Find reclaimed wood from a construction site or a construction recycling business. An old door will work as well. Find a piece of wood that is larger than your measurements, so that you can cut it down to size. You can also use several pieces and glue them together, as long as they are the same depth. Remember, if there are some imperfections, these can add to the charm of the wood, or it can be re-sanded in the refinishing process. Find tongue and groove flooring from your local home improvement store. Many of these stores have sales every few months on wood that is overstocked. Buying enough tongue and groove flooring for a counter will be fairly inexpensive. If you choose to do this option, have the clerk calculate how much you will need based on your measurements. Also, you may want to leave your existing countertop in place and glue over the top, or install MDF or a thick plywood countertop in exact measurements before you use the flooring. Order a piece of wood board from a hardware store. You can have a piece of wood in any type cut to the size you need at most home improvement stores. You will have the most control over what type of wood you want with this option, but it is likely to be more expensive if you choose a rare wood. Choose a hard wood for this project. Soft wood will mark easily and be less durable over time. Ash, hard maple, cherry, mahogany, oak, walnut and teak are all hardwoods. Oak is the most common material for making furniture. Pine is a soft wood that is commonly used with furniture, but you may want to choose yellow pine over white pine if you are opting to use a softer wood.
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Diy Wood Kitchen Countertops

Some of the biggest expenses in a kitchen remodel are countertops and cabinets. So what’s a budget-savvy Remodelaholic to do? Paint the cabinets and DIY the countertops, of course! Today’s guest has a fabulous tutorial to show you how to create beautiful *faux* reclaimed wood countertops, using new wood. Don’t they look great in her farmhouse style kitchen?
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Diy Wood Kitchen Countertops

I love these countertops. Two questions: 1) Maybe I’m missing this (and I’m not very handy so…) but how did you actually cover the current countertops–you couldn’t just place a flat board over a flat surface, there is a narrow side to the countertop. And 2) Would these wood countertops lay over tile countertops do you think (mine are tile with grout). Thanks, I love this blog!
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Diy Wood Kitchen Countertops

In between working on my bedroom, building a porch & all the other 89 projects I have going on around here, I’m slowly working on sprucing up my kitchen a bit by adding some new DIY wood countertops. When we first remodeled our kitchen nearly 5 years ago, it was our initial decent into major DIY. We’d always fixed things around our own home, but that project was where we cut our teeth on ripping out walls, taking out floors, and even building our own cabinets. Start small? Not us. Full throttle or nothing, baby.
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Diy Wood Kitchen Countertops

Wood countertops can add a classic finish to any type of kitchen décor. However, you do not need to invest a large amount of money to create a beautiful look; you can visit a hardware store and make it yourself. Creating a countertop requires some basic home improvement skills, such as accurate measuring, sawing, gluing and sanding. You can choose between using flooring, reclaimed wood or wooden boards for your countertop, depending upon the look and availability of the wood. Learn how to make a DIY wood countertop.
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Diy Wood Kitchen Countertops

Fast forward to now, and we can look back and see things we wish we’d done differently. Now, I’m honest enough to say that there’s nothing really wrong from a building perspective, mostly design/taste choices that I’ve now grown to know that I didn’t really love for the long haul. Then we used whatever we liked and could afford — now we think, plan and save to get where we want to be. Our first kitchen makeover was all about speed & budget. We knew we couldn’t live without a kitchen very long, so I’m happy to say that all these years later I still love my cabinets, island and flooring. The things I don’t really love can are getting spruced up a bit now. I’ve already painted the cabinets, but after living with black counters for all this time, I know they suck the light out of my kitchen, so I was ready to lighten things up a bit, and I decided on DIY wood countertops. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it was definitely time to spruce up my kitchen before the holidays creep up on me.
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Diy Wood Kitchen Countertops

I am about to build my wood countertops this upcoming weekend. Please forgive me if I am having you to repeat yourself, but what exactly did you use (screws, brackets, etc) to connect the countertops to the base cabinets? Also, did you paint the cabinets before or after connecting the countertops? Thank you in advance for any input and tips that you may have. Have a wonderful day!
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The majority of wood countertops are made from traditional butcher block, and while they may see some mild meal prep, they’re rarely used for chopping these days. They’re favored more for their looks. Less expensive woods often line the kitchen as a handsome, budget-friendly surface; pricier species top islands or breakfast bars, where they provide a welcome textural contrast or a furniture-like finish. The variety of woods available is impressive, from subtly grained maple to deep, rich walnut to dramatic mesquite to exotic iroko. Yes, wood is a good choice, but it does require some attention. This Old House’s guide to buying, installing, and maintaining these countertops will ensure that the surface you select will look and perform beautifully for years.
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Wow! I tore out the old laminate countertops a couple of years ago and tiled my entire kitchen counters. I am in the process of replacing my hardwood floors in the kitchen and the cabinets will have to be removed, so I have been pricing butcher block countertops. Too expensive so decided against it until I came across this. How awesome! Now when they replace my kitchen floor and cabinets I am going to do exactly as you have done. Thank you so much for the tips and how to save me money, but looks expensive at the same time. Great job!
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Using the directions on the can, seal your counters with butcher block sealer. I asked the nice paint guy at Lowe’s and he told me this was the best kind, so it’s what I chose. It looks like a small can, but a little goes a long way! Give your DIY wood countertops 24 hours before using and you’re good to go!
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Hi, Now Irish I didn’t pay t my countertops, my hubby made temporary countertops until we can get granite. How do you remove paint from the wood and do you sand after the stain dries? My new cabinets are a dark espresso.
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Call them the cure for the cold of common stainless steel. After being eclipsed by showy stones like granite and marble and maintenance-free engineered materials like quartz and solid surfacing, natural-wood countertops are enjoying a real revival. Constructed from pieces of hardwood laminated together with glue for strength and stability, they provide a warm, organic landing surface in a kitchen, one that is wonderfully forgiving, gentle on dishware, and able to absorb the noise of a busy household. Wood can also be revived if damaged; if it gets dinged, stained, or gouged, you can refinish it.
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Before we get started on the full DIY tutorial, I’ve got to first say that I’ve lived with wood counters for nearly 5 years, since our old counters were made from cabinet grade plywood that were painted and poly’ed. I am well trained in the habits of not putting a hot pot on top of them, always using a cutting board and all of the other precautions of wood counters. If you’ve ever lived with butcher block you’re nodding your head.