And on a budget!
Tools and materials you’ll need:
- Nail gun or hammer and nails
- Palm sander or just sand paper (rough and smooth sand paper)
- Screw gun
- 2 Paint brushes for stain and poly
- Circular saw or a Table saw and Miter saw
- Jig saw or Hole saw
- Tape measure
- A Square or a straight edge
- A box of 1/2″ wood screws
- 1 1/4″ screws or nails
- Angle brackets
- Wood glue
- Wood stain (optional) we used Dark Walnut
- We used 8″x 1″ and 6″x 1″ Red Oak boards
- 2″x 3/4″ Red oak trim pieces
- 3/4″ Plywood
- Sand-able and stain-able wood putty
- Saw Horses
This step was pretty time consuming, but for us was well worth the added character.
*TIP* try to match up the wood grain as much as possible with the oak boards and the 3/4″ trim.
Cut and nail the trim to the front of the counters making the top as flush as you can.
The front trim also makes your counter top have the correct size overhang.
Once your counters are all assembled it’s time to patch the nail holes, then sand and stain!
Start by sanding the counters with rough and then smooth sand paper.
Let dry in a non humid, non dusty place.
We then attached the counters to the cabinets with angled brackets from underneath the counters.
If you are really good with a jigsaw feel free to use that on the edges instead of the hole saw.
And you’re DONE!
Click the image below to see our complete kitchen renovation.