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Countertop Videos

These This Old House videos showcase all of our countertop projects, how-tos, and designs.


How to Choose a Countertop

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner select a new countertop


How to Make a Concrete Countertop

Concrete countertops are gaining popularity in kitchens and bathrooms, and they also cost a fraction of what other traditional countertops cost. Kevin O’Connor explains how to make them.

Summer 2021 Ask TOH, butcher-block 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.


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 Custom Concrete Countertops

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor learns how to create concrete kitchen counters


How to Build a Butcher-Block Island

Combine iron threaded pipe and butcher block to create a kitchen centerpiece.


How to Make a Hypertufa Table

This rugged stuff can weather spilled drinks, sticky hands, and even harsh winters. Use it to make a versatile outdoor table that will last for years


How to Maintain a Stone Countertop

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor learns important maintenance tips from stone countertop contractor Jason Keefe


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 Repair Laminate Counters

Quick tips for repairing damaged laminate counters with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva.