Do you think that butcher block would hold up well in a kitchen?ReplyCancel, It will be undermount. The starting price point is around $260 on Amazon. One the section we have installed already, I haven’t done any maintenance coats and you can tell. There’s a little more info here: https://www.waterlox.com/what-is-waterlox, I first head of it from Julia (at Chris Loves Julia), and I also saw Dana (at House Tweaking) use it on the stand for her bathtub. Once shaped, … Is there tinted caulk and if so, should I go with dark brown or gray? But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. Easy Ikea Butcher Block Countertop Cutting Technique & Video Here’s a follow-up to our kitchen remodel that we’ve been meaning to share with you that wasn’t covered when we talked about the kitchen remodel details : how Brian found an easy and accurate butcher block countertop cutting technique for our Ikea butcher block countertops using a circular saw. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. With this cabinet secured to our small 2″ x 4″ box frame, we could take our measurements. After installing our cabinets, we could move on to the countertop, which we actually started working on over the summer. We LOVED that sink, but we couldn’t make it work into the plans without sacrificing cabinet space, and we REALLY wanted the hidden storage. This site uses affiliate links. About halfway through the cut, he screwed a long scrap of 2″ x 4″ into the ‘hole’ of the sink. Even though we followed the directions exactly, we ended up with the worst brush marks we’ve ever produced. Because butcher-block is heavy, support the cutoff section to prevent the piece from tearing away as you near the end of the cut. We just installed our Kitchen counter Butcher block and used waterlox as well. Is the sink going to be undermount? All rights reserved. (Optional, but an extra pair of helping paws can speed up this step.). ), and despite the faucet trouble, we are thrilled with our cute little sink. The fit was just right! You might remember that the base cabinet is kicked off the back wall by about 8″ so that the front face of the cabinets would align with our stacked washer and dryer. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. When cutting butcher block counters, use the sharpest saw blade in … I’m using a similar hard wax oil product to seal my wood counter tops in the kitchen and will have an undermount sink (hopefully we get it installed soon!). Close. I started out using course sandpaper on our Dremel, which helped to take down any areas that weren’t as round as they could be. Like you, I wasn’t super happy with the shine and thought I would use the Satin finish on the second project. Despite the amount of time we spent dragging our heels, the majority of this project can be completed in a weekend – if you just set aside the time for it. Simple DIY Christmas Decor – A Wooden Vase Holder, Rustic DIY Christmas Decor- a Pinecone Star, Christmas 2020: Power Tools Gift Ideas for Diy-ers, Tool Tips: How to Use a Jigsaw to Cut a Straight Line, Tool Tips: How to Cut a Square Hole in Wood with a Jigsaw, Tool Tips: How to Cut Plywood with a Jigsaw Without Splintering. Thanks so much for the kind words. I got lazy, and I did not end up using it since our center island took five coats and the instructions said it would take weeks to cure fully. I also LOVE to rehab houses. step 2 // sand . Customer service was very unsympathetic (although they did send us some free product…), Unless you spray on the Satin finish, my advice is to stay away. This article is about jigsaw cutting techniques. Then get some double sided carpet tape and attach the pattern over the hole. This would prevent the cut-out from starting to fall, which could in turn affect his cut. Unlike laminate and tile counter tops, butcher block is easy to saw and shape into unusual angles or rounded corners. So good to know! Archived. When cutting each section of butcher block, place the boards on sawhorses or between two work surfaces. I’d liken the sheen to a step above satin, and although that alarmed us at first, it quickly grew on us. Festool or Bosch would be a good choice. If you follow along on our Insta-stories, you’ll know that we finished up plumbing (thank you to everyone who chimed in on our angled-faucet debate! We ended up sanding down the entire countertop and starting over with the original. What makes the jigsaw so easy to use is that you can use it on almost any material. The butcher block was pretty thirsty, and it drank up one coat of stain pretty quickly. She's a DIY/upcycling enthusiast. Back on a positive note (and before we had realized the error of our ways), I polished up Scott’s cut by sanding – lots and lots and lots of sanding. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. I used butcher block counters in my kitchen remodel last year and I really struggled with finding a product that was durable but also looked natural. We made a note to reference the front/top, and then it was time to make our cut. We went with our favorite fail-proof dark walnut stain, and we sealed it using Waterlox. Feel free to use one photo(exluding any tall Pinterest images) for any roundup posts, provided that a  link back(dofollow) to my original post is included. In a nutshell, the rim of our sink was so large that the faucet wasn’t able to fit through its opening; as a result, we had to modify the sink (more on that in another post! Check my post on the best jigsaws for every, even the smallest budget. There aren’t really any tricks that you could use to cut thick wood. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. In our case, we assumed that the right side and front of our countertop would be a 90-degree angle, based off of the careful install of both the base cabinet and washer/dryer side panel. On a large sheet of 1/4″ thick foam board, we used these measurements to make our template. By entering your email address you agree to get an email newsletter from Wooden Pallet Projects. Commentdocument.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a69500298552c22e6e951219976c82b2" );document.getElementById("aa83a82916").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website. You’re very welcome Maryanne! Also, I still think that wallpaper is so cute too. Use a … There’s just something about Waterlox, I guess. At first we were a bit worried by the shine but, even after a couple of weeks, we feel the shine is both growing on us as well as dulling a bit. Thoughts? We’d been hoarding this adorable Kohler bar sink for almost a year, and the day had finally come to unbox it. Kasia is the owner of the Wooden Pallet Projects. Please do not remove any watermarks, crop or edit any of my images without obtaining written permission from me. I always love standing on the shoulders of giants when it comes to picking new products :) Thank you!ReplyCancel, Hi Becky! I love it when you share  my ideas however please keep in mind all images all text on this site are property of Wooden Pallet Projects unless otherwise stated. Aside from that we love how the waterlox has brought out the grain of the wood as well as the color it gave the wood. I used a utility knife and a straight edge to cut along our lines, and then we placed our perfectly-imperfect template into place. Now that would be something! Your opinion and expertise would be much appreciated.ReplyCancel, To answer your question: Because we made a template to create the tightest fit possible, we only needed to use clear caulk to prevent any water or moisture from seeping down around the wallpaper edges. A clamping straight edge can be purchased or made with a scrap piece of straight-sided wood and clamps. Before cutting the sink opening, drill a few holes through the butcher block just inside the cutting outline. Instead of sanding between every coat we just sanded after the 3rd with 320 grit just to smooth the surface, then put down 2 more layers for 5 layers total. Those two ladies know what they’re doing, so I took their advice and ran with it!ReplyCancel, I see you stated that you bought butcher block at hardware store…do most hardware stores carry it?ReplyCancel, We bought ours at Menard’s, but I think some Lowe’s stores might carry it, too! The first cut would leave the butcher block perhaps 1/8” –3/16” too big and could leave some burn marks on the wood. But in Chicago, with nice weather comes outdoor projects, and so the countertop took a back burner while we laid pavers, built a picnic table and planted greenery. Like you say, we can learn to love the shine.ReplyCancel, WOW. About halfway through the cut, he screwed a long scrap of 2″ x 4″ into the ‘hole’ of the sink. However, because the blade got really hot all my other cutting attempts went not so well. I decided that the best way for me to do it was to use a router. How I made the template was to trace the paper template on this piece of 1/4″ plywood. Before cutting your butcher block, make sure you have a 7 1/” blade with 60 teeth – for finishing cuts attached to your circular saw. Can a budget B&D jigsaw do it? The circular design we chose for our sink meant that he had to freehand the whole thing, and to say we were both nervous is an understatement! Either tool will cut butcher block, though a table saw will be quicker for sure. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Our side to side measurements were 38″ (back), 38 5/16″ (middle) and 38 1/2″ (front). What about thick wood? In the meantime, I’m awaiting a photo print to hang on the wall, and our DIY suds could use a re-fill. Slow and steady wins this race. Totally matte finish – it looks almost soft no shine at all. While still outside, sand the butcher block on all sides. Clamp a straightedge to guide the cut. If you can’t afford it, at least get a good blade. For more details, review our Privacy Policy. The time to make our template section to fit through enough space to mount faucet... Our finish, it will be stored in your browser only with consent... That butcher block rock-solid stiffness up sanding down the entire countertop and starting over with sink. 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