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Corner not square for Butcher Block L shape counter, need help!

Corner not square for Butcher Block L shape counter, need help!


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Old 02-04-22, 03:58 PM
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Corner not square for Butcher Block L shape counter, need help!

Hello All,
I am in the middle of putting a new butcher block style top in our bathrooom. It's an L shape so I need to have the two pieces line up, but I'm not mitering the corner, just having them butt up to each other. I have the first piece in, the smaller piece, I pushed it all the way in against the red line and blue line(see picture) there was a gap along the blue line. There was about little over a 1/4 gap starting at the corner down to nothing. So, I scribed it and cut it out, so now its flush on both sides. Soooo, now the place where the new piece will butts up to will not be square or the back wall which also means the wall on the left. Am I missing something, do I need to scribe the three sides for it to fit flush and look correct? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 02-04-22, 05:06 PM
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Anytime you are trying to fit a countertop to existing walls you usually need to scribe the countertop to fit. This is why templates are often made first.
 
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Old 02-04-22, 05:11 PM
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Thanks, thats what I was thinking. I will probably try to find a piece of cardboard and do that. I assume thats what you mean by template, right? Or is there a better way?
 
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Old 02-04-22, 05:26 PM
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Well the accurate way to template is with straight templating strips that you glue together to make an exact outline of the shape. Plenty of YouTube videos if you want to learn the technique.
 
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Great, I'll check it out, thanks again!
 
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Old 02-04-22, 07:18 PM
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Forgot that the original counter top slid under the tile, the new one will butt up against the tile, so was checking the videos to make a template and the templating strips, but they would slide underneath, I guess I'll need some thick material to make the template, have you run into this, any suggestions?
 
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Old 02-04-22, 07:19 PM
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Lay something thick down first. Got any scrap 2x4 pieces?
 
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Old 02-04-22, 07:30 PM
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Yes, great idea, thanks! Took me a bit to get mty head around it Will get on that in the morning,Thanks Again!
 
 

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