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How to Join a Solid Wood Kitchen Counter with Square Edges

At Worktop Express, all the wooden surfaces in our collection are provided in a smooth sanded finish and with square edges as standard. Once a few coats of oil (or another appropriate treatment) have been applied, you will find that your new solid wood kitchen counter requires little else to prepare it for installation within your kitchen – where it is certain to look absolutely stunning.

Butt Joint

Butt joints are the most common way of connecting two worktops in a kitchen. This joint allows two worktops to be fixed at a 90 degree angle using three worktop connector bolts that sit in routed bolt apertures on the underside of the worktops.

This joint is the easiest and smoothest way to fix two worktops together, and does not disrupt the timber’s natural aesthetic by cutting across the grain.

Using a butt joint also minimises the risk of worktops splitting or bowing, and creates an almost seamless surface that is incredibly strong.

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Butt Join on Wooden Worktop

Biscuit Joint

We recently introduced a select number of worktops in extra-wide 1240mm options. However, most other surfaces in our collection are currently available in a maximum width of 960mm.

If you are looking to create an extra-wide worktop, then a strong biscuit joint is required. This method of joining two worktops together can create a seamless appearance if carried out by skilled professionals (such as the team behind our worktop customisation service).

A special router is used to cut holes in one side of each worktop, into which small ‘biscuit’ shaped pieces of timber are inserted. The timber is glued in and allowed to expand securely into the aperture, creating a very strong join.

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Biscuit joint

Using Worktop Jigs

If joining worktops yourself, we recommend using one of our worktop router jigs as a template to help create perfect ‘dog bone’ apertures..

Jigs are also available to help route drainage grooves, hot rod grooves, Belfast sink cut-outs and many other home furnishing details.

Router Jig