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tekala1
Ideas for countertop meets crooked wall
tekala1

I spent some time looking on the boards before posting to see if there were already any threads about this, so I hope I didn't miss one.

My parents are putting a formica countertop in their utility room (I'm listing this under kitchen because it was the only board for countertops). They want the countertop to end at a wall at the side of the room. The problem is that the wall isn't straight, so in order to cut the countertop to edge along the wall, the counter edge will have to be cut along a crooked line.

I know that we can trace a pattern and just have the counter cut along that crooked line (my Dad has already traced a pattern), but my Mom and I are wondering if someone has another idea on how to take care of that mess. Put more stucco on the wall, and make it straight? Cover the gap with a piece of something? Stop the countertop 1/2" from the wall and have a gap? Any creative suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The crooked edge on the countertop will prevent it from having a crisp new look.

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

It sounds like the top is only butted against one end, correct? If so, then easy easy. Simply cut or belt sand the end of the counter until you get the fit you want. Keep in mind that you'll want just a touch of overhang on the opposite end, so don't cut too much off.

MLBSF
Re: Ideas for countertop meets crooked wall
MLBSF

do what jkirk recommended and also, you can purchase a matching backsplash. i assume you're going to use a backsplash on the long wall, so you can also have one that goes along the side wall out to where the front of the counter top is. that will give you a nice clean look.

ideagenius
Re: Ideas for countertop meets crooked wall
ideagenius

Little late posting on this but if it's not that far off, could you notch out the wall itself so that the countertop end is square, but it slides into the notch that was cut out of the wall.
just an idea

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