Building DIY WOOD COUNTERTOPS from PLYWOOD & LAMINATE for $300 // Kitchen Remodel Pt. 2

Learn how to build DIY kitchen countertops from plywood and laminate for less than $300! This is the second video in my DIY kitchen remodel series : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlG1IdP-XNnkp9Al6tp-4f8Itv94ZWN2T ! Thanks to Lowe’s for sponsoring this series : https://www.lowes.com?cm_mmc=inf-_-c-_-prd-_-kab-_-hdy-_-craf-_-yt-_-qon-_-how-_-kit030920 #sponsored

📦 Materials Used On The Cabinet Installation (affiliate):

¾” Plywood : https://www.lowes.com/pd/Top-Choice-Blondewood-3-4-in-Whitewood-Plywood-Application-as-4-x-8/50121139?cm_mmc=inf-_-c-_-prd-_-kab-_-hdy-_-craf-_-yt-_-qon-_-how-_-kit030920
Laminate : https://www.lowes.com/pd/Wilsonart-High-Definition-60-in-x-120-in-Luna-Night-Laminate-Kitchen-Countertop-Sheet/1000314489?cm_mmc=inf-_-c-_-prd-_-kab-_-hdy-_-craf-_-yt-_-qon-_-how-_-kit030920
Contact Cement : https://www.lowes.com/pd/DAP-Weldwood-Off-white-Contact-Cement-Construction-Adhesive-Actual-Net-Contents-32-fl-oz/3005379?cm_mmc=inf-_-c-_-prd-_-kab-_-hdy-_-craf-_-yt-_-qon-_-how-_-kit030920
2 ½” Deck Screws : https://www.lowes.com/pd/1-lb-9-x-2-5-in-Countersinking-Head-Polymer-Coated-Star-Drive-Deck-Screws/1000118283?cm_mmc=inf-_-c-_-prd-_-kab-_-hdy-_-craf-_-yt-_-qon-_-how-_-kit030920
Construction Adhesive : https://www.lowes.com/pd/Gorilla-White-Multi-Purpose-Construction-Adhesive-Actual-Net-Contents-9-Fl-Oz/1000004200?cm_mmc=inf-_-c-_-prd-_-kab-_-hdy-_-craf-_-yt-_-qon-_-how-_-kit030920
Spar Urethane : https://www.lowes.com/pd/Minwax-Helmsman-Semi-gloss-Oil-based-Spar-Urethane-Varnish-Actual-Net-Contents-32-fl-oz/999913677?cm_mmc=inf-_-c-_-prd-_-kab-_-hdy-_-craf-_-yt-_-qon-_-how-_-kit030920
Sink : https://www.lowes.com/pd/KOHLER-Vault-35-75-in-x-24-3125-in-Single-Bowl-Tall-8-in-or-Larger-Drop-In-Apron-Front-Farmhouse-2-Hole-Commercial-Residential-Kitchen-Sink/1000439341
Faucet : https://www.lowes.com/pd/Delta-Essa-Touch2O-Matte-Black-1-Handle-Deck-Mount-Pull-down-Touch-Residential-Kitchen-Faucet/1000866820
Disposal : https://www.lowes.com/pd/InSinkErator-Evolution-3-4-HP-Continuous-Feed-Noise-Insulation-Garbage-Disposal/1000068731
Disposal Switch : https://www.lowes.com/pd/InSinkErator-SinkTop-Switch-7-5-in-Satin-Nickel-Plastic-Garbage-Disposal-Switch/1000404709

🛠 Tools Used On The Cabinet Installation (affiliate):

Track Saw : https://www.lowes.com/pd/DEWALT-6-1-2-in-Corded-Circular-Saw-with-Aluminum-Shoe-and-Hard-Case/3062211?cm_mmc=inf-_-c-_-prd-_-kab-_-hdy-_-craf-_-yt-_-qon-_-how-_-kit030920
Drill/Impact Driver : https://www.lowes.com/pd/DEWALT-2-Tool-20-Volt-Max-Brushless-Power-Tool-Combo-Kit-with-Soft-Case-Charger-Included-and-2-Batteries-Included/1000135831?cm_mmc=inf-_-c-_-prd-_-kab-_-hdy-_-craf-_-yt-_-qon-_-how-_-kit030920
Trim Router : https://www.lowes.com/pd/DEWALT-1-25-HP-Variable-Speed-Fixed-Corded-Router/3316758?cm_mmc=inf-_-c-_-prd-_-kab-_-hdy-_-craf-_-yt-_-qon-_-how-_-kit030920
Reciprocating Saw : https://www.lowes.com/pd/DEWALT-20-Volt-Max-Variable-Speed-Cordless-Reciprocating-Saw-Bare-Tool-Only/3962537?cm_mmc=inf-_-c-_-prd-_-kab-_-hdy-_-craf-_-yt-_-qon-_-how-_-kit030920
Level : https://www.lowes.com/pd/Johnson-Level-48-in-I-beam-Level/1000243193?cm_mmc=inf-_-c-_-prd-_-kab-_-hdy-_-craf-_-yt-_-qon-_-how-_-kit030920
Pull Saw : https://www.lowes.com/pd/IRWIN-Marples-Double-Edged-9-5-in-Fine-Finish-Cut-Pull-Saw/1000236029?cm_mmc=inf-_-c-_-prd-_-kab-_-hdy-_-craf-_-yt-_-qon-_-how-_-kit030920
Miter Saw : https://www.lowes.com/pd/DEWALT-12-in-15-Amp-Dual-Bevel-Sliding-Compound-Miter-Saw/1000145735?cm_mmc=inf-_-c-_-prd-_-kab-_-hdy-_-craf-_-yt-_-qon-_-how-_-kit030920
Brad Nailer : https://www.lowes.com/pd/CRAFTSMAN-V20-2-in-18-Gauge-Brad-Nailer/1000593859?cm_mmc=inf-_-c-_-prd-_-kab-_-hdy-_-craf-_-yt-_-qon-_-how-_-kit030920
Table Saw : https://www.lowes.com/pd/DEWALT-10-in-Carbide-Tipped-Blade-15-Amp-Portable-Table-Saw/50040968?cm_mmc=inf-_-c-_-prd-_-kab-_-hdy-_-craf-_-yt-_-qon-_-how-_-kit030920
Clamps : https://www.lowes.com/pd/Jorgensen-4-Pack-Assorted-3700-series-Bar-Clamp/1000988480?cm_mmc=inf-_-c-_-prd-_-kab-_-hdy-_-craf-_-yt-_-qon-_-how-_-kit030920
Kreg Mini Jig : https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kreg-Mini-Jig-Pocket-Hole-Kit/1058457?cm_mmc=inf-_-c-_-prd-_-kab-_-hdy-_-craf-_-yt-_-qon-_-how-_-kit030920
Pressure Roller : https://www.lowes.com/pd/Marshalltown-Extension-Roller/1001030334?cm_mmc=inf-_-c-_-prd-_-kab-_-hdy-_-craf-_-yt-_-qon-_-how-_-kit030920

🍳Samsung Appliances :

Microwave Wall Oven Combo : https://low.es/3bgph1M
Range Hood : https://low.es/3ab4U64
Induction Cooktop : https://low.es/2wrPKe5
Dishwasher : https://low.es/2U6JUYH

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50 Comments

  1. Rhonda McGee on January 11, 2021 at 12:04 am

    but, why…?

  2. Onry1 on January 11, 2021 at 12:05 am

    After having 2 stainless steel sinks, I swore I’d never have another one in my lifetime. Too hard to keep clean…

  3. Richard Lug on January 11, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Just an idea. I would stain the plywood edges a darker color to match the top to much of a contrast otherwise instead of the clear coat. In the end though it is want you like.

  4. watahyahknow on January 11, 2021 at 12:08 am

    if it turns out youre favotte pan isnt compatible with an induction cooktop you can buy plates that you can lay on the cooktop the will transfer the heat to the pan sitting on top of that
    trying to find laminate in the netherlands , not having mush luck though
    edit just found out its called formica gere

  5. Daniel Smith on January 11, 2021 at 12:08 am

    I hate the plywood edge trend so much.

  6. joeskis on January 11, 2021 at 12:09 am

    another DIY video for those that have every tool they make. Oh well…

  7. SP Y on January 11, 2021 at 12:09 am

    We design & build bespoke plywood kitchens all the time. We do use high grade, high quality Birch ply, as it’s much denser & the edges look great. By far the most difficult part is joining the worktops. Laminated plywood is not forgiving of even slight imperfections! Not like solid wood, where you could just sand out the imperfections.

  8. L. GT on January 11, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Meh

  9. KalyAri 1314 on January 11, 2021 at 12:12 am

    For a second i thought that you were "Christopher Watts"

  10. christian velez on January 11, 2021 at 12:15 am

    ooooo that cooktop was sweet

  11. Edwin Jiguan on January 11, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Which bit do you use to cut the edges of the laminate sheet

  12. Frank Munoz on January 11, 2021 at 12:16 am

    GREAT JOB

  13. Robert cornelisse on January 11, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Great video, I love your out of the box thinking. Cool t-shirt by the way. Finnegan’s garage is one of my other fav channels

  14. XxgalaxyxX1494 on January 11, 2021 at 12:17 am

    The straight butcher block looks a lot better! But thanks for the info. I always appreciate craftsmanship!

  15. Toad Lee Amazed on January 11, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Shouldn’t it have been plumbers putty under the sink skirt?

  16. Peter Collard on January 11, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Very nice, but you don’t want a joint anywhere near a sink

  17. m h on January 11, 2021 at 12:20 am

    Awesome info however i would never ever have a disposal. Its the absolute best way to clog your drains atleast once a week. And its absolutely useless.

  18. Junior Bello on January 11, 2021 at 12:20 am

    Which router bit did you used to cut the melamine sheet? Really well done by the way

  19. steve beuchert on January 11, 2021 at 12:20 am

    The plywood at Lowe’s and home depot is garbage

  20. djoko kurniawan on January 11, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Thanks for your info… You make me many ideas…to work

  21. Thomas Wellman on January 11, 2021 at 12:23 am

    How much did it cost for all the tools used to complete this project as 300 without tools is not realistic in quoting a cost.

  22. lady kenja on January 11, 2021 at 12:24 am

    – Lots of work that ended in a ‘great’ project to learn from. Thanx 4 sharing.

  23. Christopher Claudio Skierka on January 11, 2021 at 12:25 am

    nice video, can I ask you a couple of questions sir? first of all how long do you wait between bonding and routing the edges, also because the substrate is porous did you apply an initial coat of contact cement to act like a primer then move on to the usual application? if you did or do how long before applying the second coat? thanks in advance – again good video

  24. Mountain Man63 on January 11, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Really BEAUTIFUL job!!!!👏👏👏👏

  25. TTBT on January 11, 2021 at 12:28 am

    Hot damn that sink looks awesome!

  26. E. Mjeshtri on January 11, 2021 at 12:28 am

    Im sorry but looks so ugly with that laminat countertop!

  27. wilber trujilloda on January 11, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Nice job.

  28. John Shelhorse on January 11, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Nice work. Well done. However, not diy. This is full-on, well-appointed woodworking shop master carpenter stuff.

  29. Bob Bell on January 11, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Dopey

  30. CrosshairLunchbox on January 11, 2021 at 12:36 am

    I like how the music at 9:25 is the same as Jimbo’s Garage channel.
    Music be copyright free.

  31. Ryan Winkler on January 11, 2021 at 12:37 am

    My guess it was lifting because it wasn’t shown that you applied adhesive to both surfaces plywood and laminate. Looks good, great video. 👍

  32. JP Sandoval on January 11, 2021 at 12:37 am

    I like how you showed us even your mistakes.

  33. Anthony John on January 11, 2021 at 12:38 am

    I don’t think it’s going to last

  34. ReaperXC on January 11, 2021 at 12:38 am

    What program do you use to get that 3D space of your projects?

  35. Jason Sejkora on January 11, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Installs countertop for 300 bucks. Installs 8k worth of appliances. What in the actual fuck did I just watch?

  36. myjunkmail007 on January 11, 2021 at 12:41 am

    Looks great! Nice job filming and editing!

  37. Jacobo Alamea on January 11, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Good job bro

  38. steve shay on January 11, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Nice little DIY amateur project😳🙄. Obviously many of you have skills, but I’m just an amateur. I had an old wood boat and if I use an oscillating sander with 120 grit that countertop edge will become wavy. And the array of electric screwdrivers? This is a pro-level project to be done in a well-outfitted workshop or garage.

  39. Osmotica Productions on January 11, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Yeah, but what does this guys wife’s boyfriend think of the project.

  40. ReaperXC on January 11, 2021 at 12:46 am

    That was funny.

  41. Raj Bose on January 11, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Like your open honest approach man, nice come back with the laminate; shit happens! 👍

  42. Jonny DIY on January 11, 2021 at 12:48 am

    17:33 Came out great, nice job. Couple tips Ive learned. Using Silicone to seal garbage disposal drains in a Stainless steel sink seems to hold up a lot better over time. The heaviness of the disposal, mixed with the thinness/light weight of the metal sink can vibrate the putty out over a few years. And also if not using an air gap when running the dishwasher drain hose it’s best practice to run it through the top (about 32" high) of cabinet to prevent any siphoning or backflow problems 🤙🏼

  43. Tim Turner on January 11, 2021 at 12:59 am

    Plywood is a lot like particle board, just one little spot not sealed and moisture gets in and rots the wood, and you will be doing it all over again, spend a little more money and get granite.

  44. John Allen on January 11, 2021 at 1:00 am

    I wonder how long it will be before someone bumps into the door hardware you used…ouch!

  45. Patriot Acres in Texas on January 11, 2021 at 1:01 am

    Like so many others have said, it’s hard to get the Lowe’s guys to cut the wood. Either it’s "out of order" or it needs a part and is on back order, etc…I’ve heard these stories from the Denton, Texas Lowe’s for over 3 years now, and that’s no joke! I have a question on the stove top, do you have to have any special wiring for it, or will it just plug into a normal household electrical plug? I was wondering if I need an electrician to come wire something in to get it connected. Thanks for all you do, it looks marvelous!

  46. Samuel Ibarra Cuevas on January 11, 2021 at 1:01 am

    You talk too much

  47. peapotter3 on January 11, 2021 at 1:01 am

    Love this. So inexpensive and yet stylish.

  48. eekns on January 11, 2021 at 1:03 am

    I hate laminate when it’s wrapped all over. It looks cheap to me. But this, this looks amazing.

  49. yesiownfrodo on January 11, 2021 at 1:04 am

    Didn’t you have GRANITE before? Why not just save that granite and reuse it? A technician could have cut and installed that for you. I cannot believe you exchanged that kitchen that had real wood cabinets and granite countertops for a kitchen of MDF and plywood. Something is ass backwards there.

  50. LeonitasMaximus on January 11, 2021 at 1:04 am

    Why not just put the drain plug back in…. lol

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