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Old 02-05-2019, 08:19 PM   #15
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Thanks folks for the excellent advice. I think I better stick with a good quality piece of 3/4" ply for the counter top. I will have a drop in cooktop but no oven, and my trailer is a double sink. The new kitchen faucet is fairly light weight, but I will use a doubler under it for some extra support. The aluminum edge moldings are designed for 3/4" material so 1/2" would cause some odd looking miss match.

I've read about baltic birch plywood, but I've never worked with it. I'm using a good quality wood laminate over MDF for my 1/4" needs. It is a strong material, heavier than ply. I was cautioned to seal it well with poly as it can warp if wet.

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Sounds like a good plan, thanks for the update.

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Old 02-06-2019, 02:22 AM   #17
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Although you have already chosen your solution, there is a way to avoid eventual warping. That happens to be gluing laminate to both top and bottom of the plywood. It doesn't have to be the same pattern of laminate.

I am also a proponent of Baltic birch. I have used it for all of the numerous changes in our Airstream.

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Of the sink:-)
Here you go!

Personally, I'd stay away from MDF. It turns back into sawdust when it gets wet, it's heavy, and produces toxic sawdust.
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ROBERTSUNRUS - I LOVE what you've done here with your living room remodel. We've been discussing options for replacing the table in our 25'Flying Cloud RB and this looks like the best of both worlds - counter space for "must have's" but the table is out of the way when you don't need it.
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I would stay away from MDF board due to moisture, it will swell up around sink just from humidity and during storage.
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plywood for counter tops

3/4" plywood is the standard in cabinetry, we double it up to 1 1/2" for most applications. AS of course use 3/4". ALWAYS use plywood at wet areas, MDF although smooth will not stand up to any moisture and will swell.
3/4" has structure that 1/2" does not as it is too flexible and even your screws will create visible dimples. the cost difference is negligible.
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Good advice. 3/4" it will be. I am considering Corian also.

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Yes, Corian is best, super strong and durable, easy to clean and you can get integral sinks. I will definitely be switching to all Corian tops in my 2017 23fb.
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