If you follow us on Facebook you have seen this pic:
Since it got so many likes I decided to show you how it was put together so you too can have yours. I didn’t have the intention of doing a step-by-step so I did not take pics of the process. I will try to explain the best I can, if you have any questions feel free to ask.
What you will need:
- 1 sheet of 5/8″ sanded plywood
- 1×2 select pine
- 220+ sandpaper
- Stain of you choice
- Measuring tape
- Kreg Jig or finishing nails and wood glue
I bought a 5/8″ sanded plywood sheet at Home Depot, once home I measured the length and depth that I would need. Make sure you don’t measure all the way to the back wall as some room is needed for air to circulate.
Once that was done I cut it to size (Home Depot will cut it for you for free). I also cut 3 pieces of 1×2, one to use as a front trim (length of the plywood + 2 x 3/4″) and two to use as side trims and to keep the top from sliding from side to side.
I could not attach it to the side walls because the light switches were on the way.
Once everything was cut, I lightly sanded with a 220 grit sandpaper then wiped it all off and stained with Minwax Dark Walnut Stain.
Once that was dried I used a few coats of polycrilic for protection. The side trims were then attached. I used my Kreg Jig for that (there are several tutorials online on how to use it). If you don’t own a Kreg Jig you could always use glue and finishing nails.
After it was done I placed it on top and that’s it. Can’t believe what a difference it made in the room.
This one was done for a customer.
Since she didn’t have the light switches on the way we were able to attach it to the side walls. Only the front trim was needed. We used 1×2′s as support brackets. They were anchored to the wall studs and the countertop sits on it
So are you ready to build yours??? :o)
If you would like to have one but don’t want to diy contact us and we can have one done for you
Let us know if you have any questions
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