Here’s a follow-up to our kitchen remodel that we’ve been meaning to share with you that wasn’t covered when we talked about the kitchen remodel details: how Brian found an easy and accurate way to cut our Ikea butcher block countertops using a circular saw.
We know how popular these counters are firsthand: they were never in stock when we wanted them! We ended up buying the thicker, more expensive counters, but this technique will work with any butcher block countertop, regardless of thickness.
Brian has made a video that walks you through each step (see below), but at its basic the butcher block countertop cutting technique works like this:
- With your countertop face down, you simply attach a straight piece of molding to the back, which will act as a “jig” (a guide) to slide your saw against as you make the cut.
Using this method Brian was able to easily cut the 1 1/2″ thick oak to exactly the right size for our kitchen. And he can NOT cut a straight line freehand to save his life (uh, his words, not mine – just in case you think I’m dissing my husband!).
We sure hope this helps you if you are looking to install wood counters – we sure love ours!