Instead of replacing his friend’s countertop, he does THIS (VIDEO)

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install a kitchen countertop without removing the old one, countertops, kitchen design
Now you can add the construction adhesive. Add a liberal amount because this is going to have to hold the timber in place, but it also fills any voids if the surface is slightly uneven.
As a general rule timber will move with seasonal changes. In most cases you need to allow for this but with this method we aren’t allowing the countertop to move at all. This is fine provided to use enough “fasteners” to stop it from moving. Because this kitchen is indoors it will only be slightly affected by seasonal changes, but you still need to make sure there is as much glue applied as possible (without putting on so much that it squeezes out everywhere).
install a kitchen countertop without removing the old one, countertops, kitchen design
Place the new counter top into the bed of construction adhesive.
install a kitchen countertop without removing the old one, countertops, kitchen design
While holding the countertop in place, add screws from below, through the existing bench. I had a friend help apply pressure from the top, but you could also use clamps. This is important to make sure the new bench doesn’t move as you drill, but it also squeezes the glue into the 2 surfaces.
install a kitchen countertop without removing the old one, countertops, kitchen design
Once the glue has dried you can sand the counter if needed.
install a kitchen countertop without removing the old one, countertops, kitchen design
And apply finish if it wasn’t pre-finished.
install a kitchen countertop without removing the old one, countertops, kitchen design
And there it is! Now I just have to finish the rest of the kitchen

Materials I used for this project:

Prefab countertop   (Any big box store)

Construction adhesive

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