These This Old House videos showcase all of our countertop projects, how-tos, and designs.
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.
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.
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 Choose a Countertop
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner select a new countertop
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.