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We live in an old house with plaster walls. We recently installed a new counter top and discovered that our walls are bowed and curvy. There is approximately a 3/4 inch gap on either side of the bow. What is the best way to shave the counter top to fit more snugly to the wall? It's too large of a gap to caulk, and a tile back splash wouldn't be sufficient.

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    What's the counter top made of? – Chris Cudmore Jul 11 '14 at 15:37
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Scribe it. Use a compass (or a stick with a pencil attached to it) set to the widest gap - run the compass or stick-with-pencil along the wall, marking the countertop a set distance out from the wall. Cut along the line - if done carefully, the wavy edge of the countertop should now fit the wavy wall precisely.

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