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How to Create a Custom Bamboo Countertop in a Bathroom

Host Matt Muenster shows how to create a bamboo countertop in a bathroom using one sheet of bamboo.

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Step 1: Measure and Cut the Bamboo Sheet

Measure the current countertop that will be replaced or the vanity edge that the counter will rest on and cut the bamboo sheet to those dimensions.

Step 2: Cut an Additional Strip of Wood

Cut an additional strip of wood for the outside edge of the three sides. This will add thickness and create a clean edge on the countertop.

Step 3: Apply the Wood Glue

Use wood glue to adhere the strips to the bottom edge of the bamboo sheet.

Step 4: Secure the Edge

Use a nail gun and brad nails to secure the edge. Shoot in two nails right next to each other at 6" intervals along the underside.

Step 5: Sand the Countertop

Sand all sides of the countertop with an orbital sander. Wipe the countertop with a cloth to remove dust.

Step 6: Apply the Epoxy Topcoat

Apply three coats of epoxy topcoat, sanding lightly in between each coat.

Step 7: Tape the Area to be Cut

Measure the size of the sink and faucet holes and tape the area to be cut to avoid scratching the finish of the bamboo.

Step 8: Cut Out the Sink and Faucet Holes

Draw a pencil line on the tape and use a rotary saw to cut out the sink hole. Use a drill to cut the faucet hole.

Step 9: Apply the Caulk

Apply a small bead of caulk to the vanity edge where the counter will rest.

Step 10: Lay the Countertop

Lay the countertop down, make sure it is centered and apply firm pressure to the edges.

Tip: Matt stretched the budget by using the extra bamboo pieces to create a mirror frame, tub deck and shelves.

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