Project Overview

There are a few simple steps to follow when installing a bamboo benchtop in your kitchen. We’ll show you how to prepare the cabinets before you put the bench on. You’ll also learn about the best tools to use and how to secure the bench in place.
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This D.I.Y. Advice is part of a series How To Install an Island Bench Kitchen
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Step by Step Instructions

1 Prepare to install the bamboo benchtop
2 Install the bamboo benchtop
  • Step 1. Prepare to install the bamboo benchtop

    Before you start, take the doors and drawers off the cabinets below where the benchtop will be. Then screw in two brackets at the top of the back panel of each cabinet. Now drill a pilot hole through the middle of the front rail of every cabinet.
  • Step 2. Install the bamboo benchtop

    Get someone to help you position the benchtop on the cabinets. Make sure it is sitting in the right position with a uniform 20mm overhang at the front. In this case we are installing an island bench so our side overhang needs to be equal at both ends. Once you have the position right, clamp the benchtop down, drill pilot holes into the bamboo and screw it into place.
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