countertop options

I'm putting together a low-budget kitchen counter and cabinets for my shop. This is a separately framed area within the shop with heating, carpets, bathroom, library, billiard table etc. I just hung the cabinets and set the base cabinets. I got them all from craigslist for $ 30. Also picked up a stainless steel sink w/ faucet for $ 5.
Anyway, my choices are to buy an 8 foot piece of countertop from the box store, or, build one myself using plastic laminate.
Question: What are my options for the transition between the back of the countertop and the backsplash? A sharp 90 corner would catch crap and be hard to clean. Can I radius the laminate? What radius? Any other options? Maybe buying the countertop is the best?
All advice appreciated.
Ivan Vegvary
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I do countertops for a living, Ivan. For minimal work and minimal investment, I suggest a 'post-formed' countertop. That is the kind with the back-splash already attached. Those types have an inside radius, something the basic home-owner couldn't do. (It takes a hot-wire machine.) Most lumber yards will make them to order. Also, try a Habitat for Humaity recycling depot. That's where I drop off a lot of mine.
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I do countertops for a living, Ivan. For minimal work and minimal investment, I suggest a 'post-formed' countertop. That is the kind with the back-splash already attached. Those types have an inside radius, something the basic home-owner couldn't do. (It takes a hot-wire machine.) Most lumber yards will make them to order. Also, try a Habitat for Humaity recycling depot. That's where I drop off a lot of mine.
HTH
Thanks for the sage reply Robatoy. I will follow your advice.
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