Kitchen worktop

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  1. msmsm

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    I am about to install a 40mm thick wooden worktop (600mm wide) in the kitchen I have just fitted. It's the first time I have done it and it's all new to me so I have a couple of questions.

    I have an unsupported span of 120cm over two freestanding units. Will the worktop be okay over this or do I really need some support?

    Where I am using a butt joint to join my worktop together, using routed out holes for bolts, should I seal it with a low modulus sealant or just oil it very well? I have seen conflicting advice on this.

    Thank you for any help!
     
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    Centre support would be ideal , oil both sides before fitting (would recommend Osmo top oil).
     
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    Brilliant, thanks. So just oil both ends well, join them up then keep oiling the join until no more is absorbed?

    Thanks!
     
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    I think Osmo recommend about 5 coats.
     
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    So basically you have two 600mm units with sides front rails back rails?
     
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