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Old 12-28-2011, 11:08 PM   #1
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Cutting Laminate Countertop From Lowes


I had my new cabinets installed by a carpenter. He said he would prefer not to install he countertop and gave me places to call, he said I would be looking near $1,000 installed depending on what I want. I only have a 114inx114in cabinets so counter would be less.

I found the perfect laminate counter at lowes. The color is exactly what I was looking for. The sell it by 4 ft, 6 ft, 8 ft, 10 ft... The 10 ft may not need to be trimmed but the other piece would. How do I cut laminate counters without it chipping? How do I finish the ends then? Step by step procedure would be great. Thank you!

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I had my new cabinets installed by a carpenter. He said he would prefer not to install he countertop and gave me places to call, he said I would be looking near $1,000 installed depending on what I want. I only have a 114inx114in cabinets so counter would be less.

I found the perfect laminate counter at lowes. The color is exactly what I was looking for. The sell it by 4 ft, 6 ft, 8 ft, 10 ft... The 10 ft may not need to be trimmed but the other piece would. How do I cut laminate counters without it chipping? How do I finish the ends then? Step by step procedure would be great. Thank you!
here you go, read up: http://www.ehow.com/how_7894258_way-...-chipping.html

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I had my new cabinets installed by a carpenter.
He said he would prefer not to install the countertop...
there's a story in there

...said I would be looking near $1,000 installed depending on what I want.
For a proper full thickness laminate (wilsonart, formica, etc) on real plywood
glued up and installed (even if all done on site)... maybe that much.


I found the perfect laminate counter at lowes.
If you're happy... then I'm happy.
But this isn't what I described above.


How do I cut laminate counters without it chipping?
How do I finish the ends then?
Here's a start:
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:26 PM   #4
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Some cabinet shops will cut for you. They can do 45degree cuts or whatever you needif your walls are not square.

Straight cuts can be done with a circular saw from the back side and a triple chip blade. i would not risk it for $100 around here I can get a shop to do the 6 cuts needed for a U shaped kitchen.

Some lumber yards sell matching end covers for the laminate counter tops.
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