Need a wood top to appear quite thick? Then a stacked or mitered edge is the way to go. We typically use 1-½” thick panels then either wrap the edge around to the bottom doubling its thickness to 3” or miter the edge and drop it down to produce any thickness you want. Not only can this technique produce a wood countertop that looks much thicker than it really is, it can save quite a bit of money when compared to a solid top.
So how thick to you want your top to appear?
The 45 Degree Mitered Drop Edge
Dropped mitered edges are edge profiles that use a 45″ miter joint. Great for tabletops as well.
Example: Use a 3cm wood slab to conserve on material costs but drop the edge to look 2.25″.
- Available on any strait edge, no curved edges.
- Can drop as much as 12-1/2″.
- With an eased edge the joint is virtually invisible. The joint may be a little more noticeable when using decorative edge profiles.
- A great way to save money.
The Stacked Edge
Stacked edges are edge profiles made up of layers of wood, typically just one extra layer. They are best for tops that have radiuses.
Example: A solid 1.5″ thick wood slab is stacked using a second layer of 1.5″ material to look 3″ thick.
- It can be utilized on tops with radiuses and farmhouse sinks.
- They show a horizontal glue joint along the entire countertop edge.