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I am in the process of installing prefab countertops. The problem I am running up against is the mitered corner is not matching up. The flush end fits up against a wall. I scribed the long length (maybe needs more taken off). The only thing I can think of is the other length needs to be scribed as well.

I'm at a stand still and need help.
 
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Back splash is what might need scribed if you have one ,no corner is ever true and you will need to check your corner to the walls .
 
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I installed several of these and never tried to cut the mitered corner myself; I always bought it pre-cut and then trimmed the opposite end. Are you trying to cut the miter yourself? That can be very difficult to do by hand. If you are cutting off the square end, it may be necessary to trim (scribe) both ends.

Usually the room is framed square but the drywall compound in the corner is built up, and that can be a problem. The problem can be fixed with caulk at the top of the backsplash, or in the worst case by cutting into the compound a bit with a knife.
 
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Originally posted by Bob Fleming:
I installed several of these and never tried to cut the mitered corner myself; I always bought it pre-cut and then trimmed the opposite end. Are you trying to cut the miter yourself? That can be very difficult to do by hand. If you are cutting off the square end, it may be necessary to trim (scribe) both ends.

Usually the room is framed square but the drywall compound in the corner is built up, and that can be a problem. The problem can be fixed with caulk at the top of the backsplash, or in the worst case by cutting into the compound a bit with a knife.


Bob,
I don't think becca is trying to cut her own miter. I think she's having problems getting the counter to fit flush.

Becca,
I would assemble the premade miter before I put the top in. Does either end of the counter end in a wall? See diagram. If the ends of the counters end into a wall you'll need to carefully cut them to length to get them in. This can be a challenge when you need to cut both ends. If at least one of the ends doesn't end in a wall but overhangs the end of the cabinet it is much easier.

Can you post a picture of your problem?


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