How to install laminate countertop to base cabinets. From the backside of the backsplash to fit your wall. Keep in mind you can remove up to 12 in. Check to see that the cabinet drawers will clear the front edge of your new laminate countertop. Heavy solid slabs of stone such as granite glue in place on top of the cabinets.
To do this install the miter bolts as shown in photo 5 and then slide the top into the corner for a test fit. Tips for installing solid surface countertops countertop guides credit to. Before you scribe align the front edges of the countertop parallel to the cabinet fronts. You can also make your own with 1 by 2 pieces of lumber.
Scribe the top as shown in photo 6. Build up sticks are used between the top of the cabinets and the bottom of the countertop. Close gaps where the backsplash meets the wall if possible. The type of countertop you install determines the method you use to secure the countertop.
Place the countertop on the base cabinets and align it as close as possible to the wall. In this case follow steps 6 7 and 8. 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.
This is more than enough in most cases so dont panic if your adjoining wall looks out of whack.