Beadboard backsplashes are becoming more popular as homeowners find that they can create a stylish, modern look with the help of a simple butcher block material. A backsplash is a design element that helps to enhance the ambiance of your kitchen, especially when used in conjunction with complementary colors and materials. Since wood is the material of choice for backsplashes, you can also take advantage of this benefit while building your DIY wood kitchen countertop project. A wood butcher block countertop can make your whole kitchen feel more modern. The following are some easy-to-follow do-it-yourself tips that will help you get the most out of your new kitchen countertop.
Beadboard has been around for centuries. It was the primary material used by early Native Americans for constructing tools and other items. Today it is still a viable option for do-it-yourself projects that require the use of wood. Using beadboard in your beadboard backsplash allows you to bring the beauty of Native American culture to your own kitchen. Here are a few things to keep in mind when using this versatile wood.
First, choose your wood carefully. Be sure that the wood that you choose is one that is similar to any type of hardwood that you can find. If possible, find a type of wood that is reddish or mahogany in color. These types of wood will blend well with the color of your walls and cabinets and will look great in a wood kitchen countertop. However, if you can’t find this type of wood at your local hardware store (and it’s expensive to find), consider using oak or maple for your beadboard.
Another important thing to remember about building a beadboard backsplash is that you need to have a flat surface to work on. You don’t want your butcher block countertop to stick up at different angles because then it will be very difficult to build the wood framing for the rest of the project. With the right planning, you can build a nice clean flat surface that will help you build all of the other necessary parts of the project. Plan ahead and make sure that your wooden blocks are level before you move on to the next step.
To complete your beadboard backsplash, you need to use wood glue and wood screws. Try to choose screws that are slightly larger than the size of the wood you are using so that they will be easy to fit into the wood. Start by nailing the two pieces of wood together at least three times. This will ensure that they will be even and you won’t have any gaps between them as you finish the project.
Next, use the wood glue to cover the entire board starting at the corner. Work your way up the countertop to the other side. When you get to the other side of the countertop, use the wood screws to attach the blocks to the wood. Use the wood screws to screw the blocks securely into the wood.
When you are done finishing the countertop, you can sand it lightly before you paint it. It will save you time in the long run because the wood is more evenly sanded when you do it this way. Also, you will probably want to prime the wood before you paint it. This ensures that the finish will work properly and you won’t have to worry about paint streaks. You should always prime the wood before you start painting because you don’t want anything to show on the finished product.
Having a wood kitchen countertop can be great but it can also be limiting if you don’t know how to decorate it. You don’t have to have it be boring and bland because you can customize and modernize a wood countertop to create a beautiful look that will impress your guests and your family. Have a fabulous wood kitchen countertop with a beadboard backsplash today.