I have to deal with this kitchen countertop that had a hot pot set on it at least once. It burned thru the formica in spots (a fair number of spots, though not large ones) and I thought about inlaying a butcher block cutting board in the area of the burn. Routing out the space for the board and dropping it in.
1) Any other ideas on how to deal with this burned area (no, I don't want to replace the entire counter or reformica the entire counter), like a special touch up paint, etc.? Creativity is lacking on my part here as I just want to get the project out of my hair.
2) What's the best way to make a template or whatever to route a precise fit for the cutting board, stiff enough that clamping it to the counter only at the front (sliding the counter forward to be able to clamp at 4 corners vs. 2 isn't feasible) will preclude movement while routing. Again, I have ideas, but... Alternatively/additionally, any ideas for creative methods for dealing with the interface between the cutting board edge and countertop edge once the board is dropped in place (e.g. if I'm a wee bit off on the routing template...)?
Hope this makes sense (I'm not quite awake/aware yet, and probably won't be til tomorrow...).