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Troubleshooting Butcher Block Countertop Installation (Plaster walls & tight space)

Hi everyone:

My husband and I are in mid-remodel on our kitchen. We've gotten to the countertops and are stumped by problems created with our plaster walls. I would appreciate any tips so we can avoid cutting them wrong!

Our house is old - the walls are plaster and very wonky. We are most concerned about how to install the countertop around the sink. We know we need to trace the wall onto a template and transfer that onto the butcher block but then actually getting them into place is our problem and where I'd like help. The sink area is a straight line bounded by walls on three sides (so we can't slide in the countertop from any edge other than the front). The walls we are dealing with juts out (at the front of the cabinet) and then drops back (toward the back of the cabinet). So, that makes sliding in from the front impossible. We thought about dropping it in from the top but we would have to angle the countertop to get it in and, as we drop it down, we're going to hit the walls because they are wavy from top to bottom. Does anyone have any solutions? We would prefer not to have to either (1) cut the countertop in two or (2) cut it too small on purpose and use a calk to cover the gap...but those seems to be the only way this will work.

I appreciate all the help!

Re: Troubleshooting Butcher Block Countertop Installation (Plaster walls & tight spac

You know what - you need to post pics.

The easiest way is to load them up to a host like photobucket, then give us the link.

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