Read through step-by-step tutorials to help you prepare for any installation pertaining to your countertop.
How to Install a Butcher Block Countertop
Carpenter Nathan Gilbert helps a couple replace their laminate countertop with butcher block. Then he demonstrates how to apply a mineral oil finish to it.
How to Install a Quartz Countertop
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor learns how quartz countertops are manufactured and then helps install one in a homeowner’s kitchen.
Teak Island Countertop Install at the TOH Arlington Italianate Project House
Countertop manufacturer Paul Grothouse shows Norm the right way to install the new teak island top for the kitchen
Waterfall-Edge Countertop Fabrication and Install at the TOH Cambridge Project House
Norm travels to the Pennsylvania workshop of Paul Grothouse to see the dovetail key joinery of the kitchen’s waterfall-edge wood countertop, then back to Cambridge where the whole crew lends a hand getting it into the house and in place
Crafting a Teak Island Countertop for the TOH Newton Project House
Norm Abram travels to Germansville, Pennsylvania, to see how countertop fabricator Paul Grothouse is crafting a beautiful 3-inch teak island top for the house
How to Build a Laminate Counter
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his secrets for fabricating a stylish new plastic-laminate kitchen countertop.
How to Make a DIY Butcher Block Countertop
Warm up the look of your kitchen with this easy-to-install surfacing.
How to Install a Soapstone Countertop
This traditional kitchen topper is easy for a do-it-yourselfer to install
How to Laminate a Countertop for a Laundry Room
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva builds a plastic laminate counter