Butt Joints: A Worktop Express® Nutshell Guide
What are butt joints?
Butt joints allow two of your worktops to be fitted together in order to accommodate the size and shape of your kitchen – something our worktop fabrication team are pleased to offer. The two worktops are fixed at a 90 degree angle using three bolt apertures.
Benefits of butt joints:
- If you are having more than one of our solid wood worktops installed into your kitchen, a butt joint is the easiest and smoothest way to fit them together. The bolts and sealant offer further strength and reinforcement.
- Butt joints do not disrupt the timber’s natural qualities by cutting across its grain – utilising a butt joint means the risk of your worktop splitting, bowing or warping is reduced.
- The apertures used to screw the two joints are placed underneath the timber so that even after they have been secured, there is no evidence of the connecting materials. This allows minimal visual disruption to your finished worktop.
Our fantastic fabrication service
During the fabrication process, our team measure, plan and cut your butt joint to size and rout three holes to the underside of both worktops. We supply you with three connector bolts – all you have to do is tighten these bolts to fix them firmly together. We also recommend that a sealant is used between the joint to allow for a water resistant seal.
A note on mitre joints
We do take requests for mitre joints but, as this involves cutting against the natural grain, we do not recommend it for our timbers. A mitre joint cut on any of our worktops may cause damage such as warping and splitting, so we prefer to utilise a butt joint if required. Our fabrication team can also accommodate fewer bolt holes if you require; however, we feel that extra support in this area is essential.
What do you need to do?
If you are interested in purchasing a butt joint through our fabrication service, all you need do is send us the width of the worktops that are being fitted and we will do the rest! Please note that you must ensure that there is a 150mm clearance between the butt joint and any apertures required in the rest of the timber.
We offer this fabulous fabrication service at just £35.00 per butt joint. If you’d like to see some previous examples of our work, please visit the Worktop Express® wood worktop fabrication gallery.
This cutting service is also available at a discount when ordered via our online worktop cutting service. For more information on using this tool, please consult our Bespoke Worktop Tool User Guide.