Mahogany DIY Countertops

Learn how to make countertops out of plywood!

Mahogany DIY Countertops
Mahogany DIY Countertops
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From the blogger: "I put up the barn wood back splash behind the sink crossing my fingers that the multiple different shades of wood and patina would help those mahogany doors and pine cabinets clash a little less horribly. It did help and everyone else said it all looked great but, of course, they still bothered me. And then the light bulb went off. See, we have quite the clash going on anyway because of the brand new white stock base cabinets we installed in the kitchen.

Even after trimming around the bottom edge of the cabinets (the toe kick) in the same pine I used to build the uppers there was still a feeling of hard core difference between them. So, I needed a flat surface for a counter top that we could build ourselves: why not use the same mahogany plywood I had used for the upper cabinet doors?!"

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueHome Decor



Materials List

  • Mahogany plywood cut to counter top size
  • Brad nailer and air compressor or similar tool(s) plus brads/nails
  • Liquid nails
  • Barn wood for outer trim
  • 2x4s cut to cabinet size to support plywood
  • Ply Acrylic and paint brush to apply

DIY Project Instructions


  1. After cutting the countertop to size cut the plywood and attach it to the top of the cabinets

  2. Glue plywood down on to 2x4s with liquid nails and tack down with a few brad nails

  3. Cut the barnwood trim to size and trim out around plywood to cover the edge using liquid nails and brad nails

  4. Hand sand plywood top VERY carefully with fine grit sand paper

  5. Sand down barn wood until it is clean and smooth

  6. Apply five coats of ply acrylic to entire top and barn wood edges, hand sand with fine grit sand paper after first two coats and right before last coat

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