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Joining beveled Ikea wood veneer worktops seamlessly

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Red2k, 27 Apr 2020.

  1. Red2k

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    Hi,

    I am looking to get the Ikea Karlby walnut veneer with particle board underside worktop and by the nature of my kitchen (its a 4m length along a wall) it will need to be joined at least once in the main working area. These come with beveled edges and I was wondering if anyone had any experience in joining these seamlessly without a dip in the middle due to the beveled edges? Or do the ends of the worktop have no bevels?

    https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/karlby-worktop-walnut-veneer-00335201/

    I will be getting someone who knows what they are doing to do this for me, but just want to know if it is possible before I buy the worktop.

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    Looking at the instructions online it looks like there are beveled edges on the edge.
    But a kitchen fitter would have the correct jigs to accurately cut the edge off and it looks like a biscuit joiner is recommended?
    As they can be refinished, if fitted in a long length, a small amount of work might be needed at the point that they join edge to edge
     
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    Seamlessly might be a problem.
     
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    Forming either a straight or 90° joint won't be a problem for a kitchen fitter or joiner. In the case of a straight joint to fit your 4m length the adjoining ends will be cut back and more than likely trimmed with a router to provide 2 perfect edges. In fact this worktop has a 3mm walnut veneer which can be sanded so you can expect a very smooth join. Although as Foxhole says it won't be seamless as the individual staves of the 2 worktops will all end in a straight line at the join.
     
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  6. Red2k

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    Thanks, that is what I was wondering about. Good to know it is possible to have a seamless level surface...question then is if I can live with the pattern not being seamless!
     
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    Put your microwave over it . Your more expensive alternative is to opt for solid walnut, you can get 4m lengths in that. I've got solid walnut in my house and one length is 4m.
     
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