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Old 12-13-2013, 09:55 PM   #1
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Obviously my walls are out of square. I have included pictures of my attempts to install this mitered kitchen countertop.
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This gap is about 2"!
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Is there any way to fix this?
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Yes but chances are you will have to have the angle cut remitered, or recut.
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Square up the cabinets as best you can. Buy a counter with no attached backsplash so you can more easily scribe to the wall. Or buy laminate sheets and make your own. 2" out of whack is pretty serious though. I'd want to asses why it's that far off.
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Square up the cabinets as best you can. Buy a counter with no attached backsplash so you can more easily scribe to the wall. Or buy laminate sheets and make your own. 2" out of whack is pretty serious though. I'd want to asses why it's that far off.
Good thought, that would sure be a way to fix it. They would still need to cut the miter to make the tops swing back against the walls. Even if they built it and butted the HPL, instead of mitering, they would have to cut it out of square to make it fit.

I agree, make the cabinets fit to the walls instead of sitting away from it. You will probably have to install a filler at the 90 degree point to fill in the gap left when you push the cabinets back against the wall.
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It is hard to tell from the picture, but the cabinets are against the wall. I have no knowledge of how to properly miter the counter top, so I would probably really mess that up and be left with a worthless counter top. I paid a lot for this one, so I do not want to scrap it and get a new one with no back splash.

I was thinking of pulling the drywall and adjusting the studs to make the room square. I would only have to do that for about 6.
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And once the wall square where the backsplash is, what do you do with the rest of the wall? There would be a 2" step there.
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Push the left side all the way to the wall and measure the gap at the front of where your corner cut is. Let's say it's 1/2" as an example. Now measure a 1/2" from the edge of the back corner of the left side counter and scribe a line from that mark right to the tip of the front corner. That is what would need to be removed in order for the counter top to fit flush on both walls and the joint to meet flush.
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Call around town and see if there is a counter top shop there, they will have a the large saw that can recut the miter, they shouldn't charge much to cut both angles the same.

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