Join the kitchen counter

If you want to connect two kitchen worktops, there are different techniques. Here's how to use any of the techniques to connect your kitchen plates.

Techniques for joining worktops

Today, most kitchens are built in L-shape, with two worktops connected at right angles to each other. For joining different techniques are possible:

  • about connection profiles between the two kitchen tops
  • via connecting elements on the two worktops

Connect kitchen worktop via connection profile

This is probably the easiest way to put two worktops together in one go. Between the two worktops a rail profile is pushed. The profile is attached to the cutting edge on the plate that hits the other side. The profile is at the same time down an angle profile with overhang to the side of the second plate. The angle pushes when joining practically under the second plate and can now be screwed down here from below.

The disadvantage of this fastening technique is the visible from above profile between the two kitchen panels. In addition, the height can not be fixed, so that one of the plates could easily survive.

Connecting elements on both plates

The connecting elements consist of a circular insert for each plate side. In between is a thread. With a router or a countersink with a corresponding radius (analogous to the diameter of the connecting elements), the socket for the elements is drilled or milled.

When working with the router you will need a special template that you can also use for the bulge for a right-angled push. For instructions, see "Cutting the kitchen worktop over the corner".

Tool for the connection elements of the kitchen top

If you work with the countersink, the connection for the thread must also be worked into the underside of the plates. For this we recommend a slot cutter, as you also need it for the additional connector, the Lamello dowels. These Lamellos are responsible for the fact that both kitchen worktops can not later be warped upwards or downwards.

After you have drilled or milled the recesses for the connectors, insert them into the bottom of the worktops. Now you can wear them.

Tips & Tricks

First cut the two worktops in L-shape to size and place them on the base cabinets, as they should be mounted. Now, from below, mark the areas where there are no struts in the base cabinets in the way. Because after inserting the connecting parts of course you have to tighten them.

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