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How To Install Copper Countertops by Havens - DIY

Havens copper countertop DIY do it yourself guide

Things You Will Need For Copper Countertop Installation

Tape measure | Copper sheets
Circular saw | Plywood
Adhesive | Caulk gun
Clamps | Copper screws
Screwdriver | Metal shears
Soft cloth or microfiber towel

    Installing Copper Countertops

    Measure the tops of the cabinets where you'll add the countertops, using a tape measure. Cut 3/4-inch plywood to fit dimensions of your cabinets with a circular saw. Leave 1 inch of overhang around the plywood on all exposed edges.

    Set the plywood on top of the cabinets and drive 3-inch deck screws through the plywood into the cabinet frame. Attach the plywood to the cabinet frame every 6 inches .

    Trim the copper sheets with metal shears so that the copper will hang over the edge of the plywood by 1¾ inch. This will allow the copper sheet to bend around th e 3/4-inch -thick plywood and leave 1 inch under the lip of the counter for attaching the copper sheet.

    Insert polyurethane-based adhesive into a caulk gun. Spread the adhesive on the top of the plywood, being careful to cover the edges with the glue as well. Only polyurethane-based adhesives are safe for use with copper.

    Position the copper sheet on top of the plywood so it hangs over the top of the plywood by 1 3/4 inch on each exposed side. Clamp the copper to the plywood with C-clamps and let the glue dry overnight.

    Hold the edge of the copper sheet with pliers. Bend the copper over the edge of the plywood, using the pliers as leverage. Trim the corners with metal shears to make the folded corners neat. Drive copper screws from underneath the counter through the copper sheet and into the plywood, using a screwdriver.

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