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    Solid wooden work top


    Work top has slightly lifted at the join. It is bolted underneath. How can this be repaired?

    Asked by Anika on 11th Jul 2021
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    Chipindale Joinery

    "If it is solid wood? You could unbolt the joint , reseal/glue and rebolt up tight. If the joint is still high at this stage you could sand it down untill it's level then reseal with the relevant work top oil. This would only apply to solid wood and not vaneered wood worktops ie ika
    Hope This helps"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    RTM property services

    "Yeah the bolts should pull it back together unless it’s snapped"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report

    "You need to buy another‘Worktop’,,, or new Fittings that holds Work top
    together from underneath,, check that the Fittings hasn’t moved,,why your Work top has risen/moved."

    Answered on 2nd Aug 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Peter Joinery

    "clean below joint and loosen off bolts, clean all loose and broken materials away then re glue it using good clamps, and leave them on for a couple of days before you take off rub down with light sandpaper and revarnish. It was probably not varnished properly in the first place that caused it

    Answered on 31st Aug 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    Croydon Handyman

    "The best way is to refit the top, but as a quick option, I would tighten the fixings and re-silicon the worktop, but best to use new brackets."

    Answered on 28th Sep 2021 - Member since Feb 2018 - report

    "Hi This is usually due to ingress of water which swells the wood. The answer is subject to the construction ie: solid wood or composite ( chipboard)"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    Handy mario

    "Probably the routing joint has not been done properly and they need to be removed and rerouted definitely."

    Answered on 22nd Jul 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    OBM Properties


    Need a little more information really.

    If you have a block timber worktop and subject to the overall finish it could be planned down flush with the existing surface levels.

    Then you would have to prepare the remaining worktops effected and provide suitable finish coats to finish .

    Or you could undo the worktop connector bolts to see if you can separate the tops and re-level into place, then glue and bolt together.

    Hope this helps

    Kind regards


    If it is formica, generally repairs never work out that good , there are fillers that companies provide but they are very hard to blend in and you will nearly always see that there has been a repair."

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    Wood You Cut It

    "Should be bolted underneath. All depends on material of worktop, IE natural wood or laminate chipboard, as may have water in join/warped. Could be age and screw's come loose lifting away from cabinets. More information or pictures would help answer."

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Jun 2018 - report
    Downton Property Solutions

    "Wooden worktops can be jointed by key hole bolts or biscuit joints and glue, the joint can be neatly broken with a multi cutter and fine blade and re-sealed and the joint top sanded and refinished-oiled."

    Answered on 11th Aug 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report

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