|At first, I figured
I’d just build the countertops. But the idea of cutting, jointing,
gluing up, and sanding all those strips of hard maple into perfectly
flat slabs was a bit daunting. Plus, a quick count proved I’d
have to make a major investment in bar clamps to have enough for the
Using Pre-Made Tops — That’s when I arrived at a perfect
compromise: I’d buy the countertops, and then install them myself.