How to install laminate countertop to base cabinets. In this case follow steps 6 7 and 8. Keep in mind you can remove up to 12 in. If not you can attach build up strips underneath the countertop. Close gaps where the backsplash meets the wall if possible.
To do this install the miter bolts as shown in photo 5 and then slide the top into the corner for a test fit. Place the countertop on the base cabinets and align it as close as possible to the wall. Heavy solid slabs of stone such as granite glue in place on top of the cabinets. From the backside of the backsplash to fit your wall.
The type of countertop you install determines the method you use to secure the countertop. Hold them on the cabinets drill pilot holes and attach the strips with nails or short wood screws about every 2 feet staying 2 inches from the ends. Some laminate comes with these strips. Tips for installing solid surface countertops countertop guides credit to.
This is more than enough in most cases so dont panic if your adjoining wall looks out of whack. Check to see that the cabinet drawers will clear the front edge of your new laminate countertop. Build up sticks are used between the top of the cabinets and the bottom of the countertop. Quite likely the straight cut countertop wont fit closely along the wall.
You can also make your own with 1 by 2 pieces of lumber.