A Guide to Joining Worktops Without a Jig
There are several worktop joints that you can use to connect your work surfaces together but they all require the use of a guide or template to achieve a professional finish. There is one method of joining worktops without a jig that we do recommend. Continue reading this blog post to find out more.
About Butt Joints
A butt joint is used to connect two worktops at a 90° angle and so are simpler and easier to join together compared to mason’s mitre joints. Three apertures are routed into the underside of the of the worktop to allow for connector bolts to be fitted and, when tightened, create a smooth finish. The relative simplicity of this joint makes it the only one suitable for joining worktops without a jig.
The timber worktops that we supply come with a square edge as standard – the preferred edge profile for installing butt joints. To learn more, please view our Worktop Express® Nutshell Guide to Butt Joints.
Joining Worktops Without A Jig
Unfortunately butt joints are unsuitable for connecting laminate worktops because the core of these surfaces means that a clean finish cannot be achieved. In this case you will have to use a mason mitre joint which does require a jig.
We have a selection of worktop jigs that can be used to create cut outs for joints, starting from just £25:
- Worktop Jig 650mm – Solid Laminate
- Worktop Jig 700mm – Solid Laminate
- Worktop Jig 700mm – MDF
- Forge Steel Worktop Jig 700mm
- Worktop Jig 900mm – MDF
Alternatively, we can do this for you before your worktop is delivered via our fabrication service.
Worktop Fabrication Service
The butt joint cutting service we offer makes joining worktops without a jig easy. Our fabrication team will rout three apertures for worktop connector bolts to the underside of your worktops.
Through our bespoke kitchen worktop cutting service, we provide a variety of customisations to accommodate for your every need. If you would like to join a laminate worktop without a jig, our mason’s mitre joint fabrication cutting service is perfect.
Mason’s mitre joints, also known as a butt and scribe joint or hockey stick joint, waste less material when compared to a 45° mitre joints and are regarded as the best method for joining two laminate worktops. Read more about them in this mason’s mitre joint guide.
You can also use our innovative online bespoke worktop tool to order bespoke worktops quickly and easily online – though if you prefer, you can order customised worktops over the telephone on 0345 22 22 644 or via email at [email protected].
This is all the information you need about joining worktops without a jig. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.