Worktop Butt Joint

1 Jul 2007
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United Kingdom
I am about to buy laminate worktops for my L shaped kitchen. There will need to be a butt joint in the corner.

One wall is 4.69m long, - the relevance of this is that the LONGEST laminate top I can buy is 4.1m. I was thinking that with the additional 600mm width of the worktop along the shorter wall, that it would work out well- however I realise that some material will be lost from both length.

Builder is unsure- thinks it would end up too short. Never seen one of these cuts done so wondered if someone could advise how much narrower the shorter length would be and if any thing is lost from the lenght with the male cut.

I have seen that jigs are available with a smaller 10mm offset as opposed to 23mm - suitable for worktop edge radius <6mm. Worktop I am looking at has radius of exactly 6mm - could the smaller offset be used?
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Thanks Roger - thought you'd got me a winner there!

Got a quote back yesterday and unfortunately cost is prohibitive- it was £200 alone for the shipping over from Germany)

Quality looks good though in theory.

Not sure we can justify quadruple the cost to lose a join - oh well!
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