Men & Power Tools (And New Kitchen Counters!)

It is my guess that men and power tools go together like cabinets and countertops. And although we actually installed ours a while ago, they are cool enough to share! (read: no more reaching into the kitchen cabinets through their tops).

After we finished installing the cabinets and adding on our own little custom storage sections, we got to work on installing our solid oak butcher block countertop.

Here’s the breakdown:

1. Measure your kitchen to within a millimeter of its life.

2. Stop for snacks.

3. Screw upward through the cabinet tops into the hardwood to secure.

4. Use the template that comes with your sink (ours is a nice, big Kholer in white porcelain) to trace and cut using a Skilsaw.

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5. Carefully, slowly cut out the sink hole.

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6. More snacks (while admiring your sink hole).

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7. Drop in your sink to make sure it fits. The beauty of working with solid wood is that if you have a little fudging to do, you can simply use wood-working tools.

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8. Trace your faucet holes and cut them out with using a flat wood bit (makes big holes).

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9. Get so engrossed in snacking that you forget to take the rest of the pictures. ;)

 

Happy to have counters! Be back soon with the backsplash tiling!

Have a great weekend, Teresa

 

P.S. We’re going with white subway tile!

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6 Responses to Men & Power Tools (And New Kitchen Counters!)

  1. Andrea says:

    …. and when you’re done with your beauty, want to come help with mine (wink, wink) she’s over 100, and very sassy!! Lookin’ good!

    Andrea

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