In the process of replacing countertops. Kept existing cabinets and backsplash. The new countertop doesn't line up with backsplash. It runs away from wall. How do you scribe it to make it straight and level? Also, how do you hide the gapping hole at the end of the countertop?
the pros appear (I am certainly not one) to be able to steadily hold a pencil along a tape or ruler, and just follow the wall. that provides the cut line where the counter meets, so when you cut down the line, it all meets. this necessarily whacks some off, so if it is straight across the cabinets, you have another issue that is just as large.
if the cabinets are square to the wall in back, then you have a wall problem, and that backsplash is going to be lost in correcting a bowed or flaky wall.
gap at the end is the result of the wrong size countertop, it's not long enough. a longer one is needed, to be cut to size. alternately, you could possibly hide it with a mini-cabinet, like to hold vases or spices or stuff.
sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
The pros also know that you are fighting a losing battle to get this to look right by doing it the wrong way. Get rid of the backsplash and install the countertop. If you are luck you will be able to reuse the old backsplash material. Odds are you will need to go new.
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