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Old 09-15-2011, 09:29 AM   #1
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Hey All -

I'm going to be installing new countertops for some family members this evening. Pretty straight-forward job. One corner & two straight pieces.

It has been awhile since I've done countertops, and I don't remember what I did last time. Also, I didn't find anything through searching the forum.

My question: Should I just clamp the mitered ends together dry, or run some wood glue in their first? Something else? Silicone?


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Old 09-15-2011, 11:06 AM   #2
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Are these granite countertops, laminate, formica, silestone, wood? The proper way to attach a miter varies with the type of surface.

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Old 09-15-2011, 12:22 PM   #3
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Are these granite countertops, laminate, formica, silestone, wood? The proper way to attach a miter varies with the type of surface.
I'm sorry. They're just your basic laminate countertops. From Menards, actually.
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OK, so you have laminate (formica) pre-made counter top, and you want to connect two sections at a 90 degree angle. I assume the substrate is particle board, or possibly OSB. Personally I would use a couple of 00 biscuits and waterproof glue at each joint. There will obviously be a seam there, but you knew that going in, and I guess everyone is OK with a seam, so have at it.
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