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Old 07-02-2017, 07:56 AM   #1
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Kitchen Counter Top

Has anyone removed a kitchen counter top? I wondering how it is attached. I am afraid I will tear into it only to fine I have to destroy to cabinet to get it off. I have a 64 Tradewind.
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:18 PM   #2
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It is secured with screws. The fun part is finding them, all of them. It might help to post a photo.

I had to remove the counter top in my 66 Tradewind to remove the fridge. I don't remember the screw location, but it was well secured to the cabinet above and below.

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Old 07-07-2017, 07:25 AM   #3
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Were the screws from the top under the counter top covering? In my case it appears to be covered with Marmoleum. I do not see any from the top. I am glad to hear the top was not glued. The cabinets are so lightly made I was afraid they would be glued for extra strength. I have not torn into the top because I have a trip planned but will be doing so soon. Thank Dan.
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In my 67 they appear to be screwed in from the sides only. On the new ones I am installing, I am screwing down from the top prior to gluing on formica. Very strong but not so easy to remove in the future...
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On my '67 Caravel, I recall the top being fastened to the cabinets from below (through cleats). The thin backsplash was nailed to the side of the wood sub-top and came off with the countertop after some amount of persuasion. For the renovation/restoration, I fabricated a new sub-top and had it covered with stainless steel
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On my '67 Caravel, I recall the top being fastened to the cabinets from below (through cleats). The thin backsplash was nailed to the side of the wood sub-top and came off with the countertop after some amount of persuasion. For the renovation/restoration, I fabricated a new sub-top and had it covered with stainless steel
I would like stainless steel but my wife is telling me a want Formica.
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Personal choice

I put stainless in my last trailer and formica in this one. Both have Pros and Cons. I recommend getting what your wife wants:-)
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I put stainless in my last trailer and formica in this one. Both have Pros and Cons. I recommend getting what your wife wants:-)
Picture made me smile. Just ordered a similar sink and faucet, we have been looking at metal light switch covers and the similar back splash. Wife wants the same shades, and I keep telling her that the Tradewind has 9 windows. Formica, of course, will be used for the counter top. You did a great job!
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I put stainless in my last trailer and formica in this one. Both have Pros and Cons. I recommend getting what your wife wants:-)
Formica is so 1970. That stainless top is beautiful.
However, I think the look today is granite. Since that's not possible and the countertops are so small has anyone had new made from Corian?
I followed a thread of a new product (no, not Easy Start) where they did a coating on your old countertops to look like granite.
http://www.miraclemethod.com
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