My wife and I are upgrading our kitchen and we happen to be doing almost exactly what is shown in the new Fine Homebuilding Kitchen & Baths issue under the heading “Cheapskate Kitchen”. The title is just about right for us.
My question is, how did he install the new laminate surface on the counter top without removing the counters? I have never worked with laminates before, but it seems like the counter would have to be off to run the router all the way to the edges of the countertop and get the beveled edge shown in the pictures (otherwise, won’t the wall get in the way). The article though makes it sound like he did the work without removing the countertop. Also, how do you install this type of wood edging? Does it go like this:
1) wood edging goes on first and flush with the old laminate top
2) new laminate gets glued on out over the top of the wood edging
3) run a router over countertop edge and cut wood and new laminate at same time
Any advice or suggestions would be helpful.
Thanks in advance,