Will contact glue be enough to hold a wooden counter top on?

Marlene Webster
by Marlene Webster

I want to place a piece or cedar on top of my laminate counter tops. Was wondering if contact glue or some type of glue hold the counter top on securely. Do I need to screw it on.

  5 answers
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jul 16, 2018

    I would use contact cement. It's really strong. Brush the cement onto the existing counter top and to the back of the wooden counter top and let it dry a bit, until it's tacky and then stick it down. Place some weighs on top to help it bond.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jul 16, 2018

    I think you would do something stronger here are some ideas

    How to Install a Butcher-Block Countertop | This Old House

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    a butcher-block countertop installed in a pass-through ..... Using a hot glue gun, carefully secure each intersection, making sure to realign the reference marks. Attaching Wood Counter-Top? - JLC-Online Forums

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    I am trying to attach a solid wood top to a bar height quarter wall without ... Adhesive would not be strong enough to withstand leaning on it. ... alternative is not drilling through the top and using woodplugs over lag screws. Glue Choice for Butcher-Block Wood Counter - Woodweb

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    Jan 20, 2011 - Thoughts on adhesive choice and also in-service care and maintenance for a solid ... What type of adhesive and finish should I use in a butcher block kitchen counter? .... KnowledgeBase:Adhesives, Gluing and Laminating Installing your wood countertop - DeVos Custom Woodworking

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    Installing Custom Wood Countertops, Butcher Block Countertops, Wood Bar ... Using glue or any kind ofadhesive to install the wood countertop will void the ... How to Secure Countertops | Home Guides | SF Gate

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    The type of countertop you install determines the method you use to secure the ... If you find any discrepancies, glue wood shims to the tops of the base cabinets ...

    • William William on Jul 16, 2018

      She's not installing a complete countertop but cedar planks over laminate.

  • Marlene Webster Marlene Webster on Jul 16, 2018

    Is there a certain brand of contact cement that is better.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jul 16, 2018

    Marlene, I totally agree with Michelle from A Crafty Mix. Are to trying to make a “living” countertop with rough edges? Whatever you do, be sure to sand the cedar top, clean it, then coat a few times with foodsafe polyurethane. Most of it is for all surfaces. Be sure to finish the edges with poly, too, so it is less likely to chip off, but some chipping is normal if it has a bark edge. I would love to see this on Hometalk. ☺️

    • Marlene Webster Marlene Webster on Jul 16, 2018

      When I get this completed, I will post it. I understand about sealing it. Thank you for your input.

  • William William on Jul 16, 2018

    I agree with contact cement, but construction adhesive will also work. There is no food safe polyurethane. Once it is cured it is somewhat food safe. Cedar is a high resinous wood and polyurethane may just flake off. Best to treat it with tung oil or mineral oil. Both are food safe.