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Old 04-16-2015, 08:22 AM   #1
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I am going to install butcherblock countertop on my new kitchen cabinets. I have been reading instructions on the best way to do the install. The question i have is do I need to add the a strip of wood into the cabinet or can I use what is already in the cabinet?
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:59 AM   #2
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That's some flimmsy cabinets, I would not trust what's there to hold them in place.
If it was mine I'd be gluing and trim screwing some 1 X 4's to the top of the frames.
If you preprime and use a foam roller to paint some enamel paint on that out facing edge before it's installed no one will notice.
Whole lot easier to predrill some clearance fit holes in the 1 X's before the tops installed from the top side, instead of trying to do it from inside the cabinet.

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Do i want to put the 1x4 the length or the width?
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Both, anyplace the top of the cabinets would have made contact with the top.
Install the front one first so the end grain does not show.
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I would just install your butcher block. That type of counter top is very stable with little give...and the span is short. Wood on edge is strong.....and after all kitchen cabinets are made to have counter tops on them. No worries. Ron
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Does the butcher block have a bull-nose edge?

If made for a counter top, the edge will actually stick down about 3/4" below the bottom of the main board.

Also, how thick is it? If less 1", I'd put down plywood.
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Glue blocks under those top cleats front and back would be insurance. If the cleat to groove fail, the front face could pull out.

Sink cabinet is most important, and photo of it would help. If the window next to the photo cabinet is the sink, are you putting in a sink cabinet?

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