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Forum topic by BeninDC posted 11-30-2011 05:35 PM 1415 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-30-2011 05:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: butcherblock countertop

I’m looking for advice on attaching a 4-inch-high, 3/4-inch-thick maple backsplash to a butcherblock counter I recently finished. I drilled pocket holes in the back of the backsplash and originally thought I’d just screw it to the countertop. Because of the grain orientation, expansion/contraction should not be an issue. But if anyone has any experience with this and believes adhesive is the way to go, let me know. Thanks

-- Ben, DC

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#1 posted 12-01-2011 12:32 AM

I would seal the joint (pocket screws) with a clear caulk.


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#2 posted 12-01-2011 05:49 AM

It all depends on how flat the wall is. If there is a bow in the wall the back splash should be attached to and follow the wall not line up with the back of the counter.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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