Friday, 23 September 2011

Kitchen worktops continued...

Back in July ( where does the time go!!) we started to look at the old tiled worktops with a view to their replacement. Details here.  This week after our holiday in the UK where we bought the necessary router and cutting jig, we made a start on replacing the easy one.

Well it was supposed to be easy. The worktop was cut to length, a straight cut using the router and jig, no problems. When it was placed in position it became clear that there was a problem with the existing tiled splashback... The one to the end was 2.5cms lower than the one at the back. Ohhhh dear!! How do you cut a piece of 3cm thick chipboard fixed firmly to the wall... You use an angle grinder with a diamond blade and make one hell of a lot of dust.

It did the job though.
Just some final trimming with an old chisel and the worktop fitted a treat....

Before you ask we decided not to cut the corner off at 45 degrees but leave it in place to maximise the worktop area.

We then moved on to the next section, where the cooker sits.. but that's another story...

2 comments:

Susan said...

Welcome to our world :-))...

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