|A quarter-round cove does a terrific transition from your corian countertop to your tile backsplash. the Expo quotes $45/foot to do this; but you can do it yourself for much less- Here's how i did mine.|
A cross section of how i did this-
I'm going to use a 1/2" quarter round bit to create the cove; and
I'm only bringing the cove up 1/2" off the counter top.
|here's the jig i built to do this. I used a couple of blocks of corian as the stop. i chamfered the edge so if there was excess hot glue on the guide blocks, it wouldn't hang us up. I split the stop block into 2 removable pieces because i knew i was going into a corner and would have to remove a section of the stop to get in there.|
|glue a 1" strip of corian to the back edge of the counter. This is the piece that will become the quarter-round cove.|
|Using hot glue, attach the stop block to the top of the corian; i scribed mine to be 4" out from the wall (to correspond to my jig size)|
|then rout the edge.
the router base is supported by the 1" stop block and the top of
the cove. since i was removing lots of material, it took several
passes to remove it all.
CAUTION- make sure your bit is firmly attached in your router; it can move out and start gouging your original piece which is very bad. This happened to me (once) and i watched it very carefully after that..!