Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-05-2015, 10:21 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
mrrealtor's Avatar
 
1972 31' Sovereign
Racine , Wisconsin
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 69
Modernized counter tops

Can anyone who has updated their 1970's kitchen counter tops post pics please? I'm trying to get ideas


1972 Airstream International Land Yacht Sovereign
__________________

__________________
mrrealtor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2015, 11:36 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
drboyd's Avatar

 
1978 25' Tradewind
Metro Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,428
Wilsonart Winter Carnival in Mirage finish with bullnose trim.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20150404_143011.jpg
Views:	311
Size:	171.6 KB
ID:	235697  
__________________

__________________
"Between what matters and what seems to matter, how should the world we know judge wisely?" - E.C. Bentley, Trent's Last Case
drboyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2015, 07:46 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
 
kootenayken's Avatar
 
1976 Argosy 22
cranbrook , British Columbia
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 44
We used Formica 180fx Mascarello
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	newcountertop.gif
Views:	422
Size:	281.5 KB
ID:	235808  
__________________
kootenayken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 10:06 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
drboyd's Avatar

 
1978 25' Tradewind
Metro Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,428
Quote:
Originally Posted by kootenayken View Post
We used Formica 180fx Mascarello
That was one of the laminates we were considering too!
__________________
"Between what matters and what seems to matter, how should the world we know judge wisely?" - E.C. Bentley, Trent's Last Case
drboyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 10:13 PM   #5
3 Rivet Member
 
flaagan's Avatar
 
1972 29' Ambassador
Cupertino , California
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 115
Quote:
Originally Posted by kootenayken View Post
We used Formica 180fx Mascarello
That black and silver cabinet combo, I likey!
__________________
MogRod: a '66 Morgan +4 resto-mod project
2014 Corvette Z51 Stingray: the daily driver
1972 Airstream Ambassador: the new toy / project!
flaagan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 10:15 PM   #6
3 Rivet Member
 
bganso's Avatar
 
1994 30' Excella
Truckee , California
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 214
Images: 1
Not a 70's vintage, but Samsung Starion countertop, IKEA faucet and sink, and stainless steel backsplash
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0462.jpg
Views:	254
Size:	459.1 KB
ID:	235902  
__________________
bganso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 10:18 PM   #7
4 Rivet Member
 
txdxrider's Avatar
 
1976 31' Excella 500
Providence Village , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 364
Hardwood Lumber co - 2-3 week turn - excellent pricing...
In a 76 31 footer
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1428549482.869371.jpg
Views:	246
Size:	57.7 KB
ID:	235903
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1428549510.413011.jpg
Views:	230
Size:	54.0 KB
ID:	235904
__________________
Let's party with Pirates and Ninja's.....
txdxrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 10:34 PM   #8
3 Rivet Member
 
FishByFly's Avatar
 
2005 30' Safari
Oak Park , Illinois
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 182
Coral Boomerang Formica laminate with polished aluminum edge in bath, kitchen, and dinette table.

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1428550419.042914.jpg
Views:	223
Size:	67.1 KB
ID:	235910
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1428550443.516205.jpg
Views:	221
Size:	68.1 KB
ID:	235911
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1428550463.713257.jpg
Views:	224
Size:	72.4 KB
ID:	235912


FishByFly
because I catch fish on a fly...

2005 30' Safari Bunkhouse
2010 F250 Lariat

Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums
__________________
FishByFly
because I catch fish on a fly...

2005 30' Safari Bunkhouse
2010 F250 Lariat
FishByFly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 10:44 PM   #9
2 Rivet Member
 
2Rhinos's Avatar
 
1974 27' Overlander
1970 27' Overlander
Houston , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 89
Images: 18
Blog Entries: 1
Nice!
__________________
2Rhinos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 04:17 PM   #10
2 Rivet Member
 
1986 25' Sovereign
Cincinnati , Ohio
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 96
Want to install new laminate countertops on existing cabinets in our 1986 Sovereign. One installer tells us that the cabinets first have to be removed from the trailer because the countertops are mounted on the cabinets.

Does this make sense? Is it true?? Please advise.
__________________
Ssmookler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 04:34 PM   #11
Rivet Master
 
drboyd's Avatar

 
1978 25' Tradewind
Metro Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,428
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ssmookler View Post
<snip>. One installer tells us that the cabinets first have to be removed from the trailer because the countertops are mounted on the cabinets.

Does this make sense? Is it true?? Please advise.
I think you need to look for yourself to see how the countertops are mounted to the cabinets. It could be that the countertops are somehow mounted so that cabinet removal is required. Or, the countertop guy could be blowing smoke up your dress to justify his price.

Our new countertops are specifically mounted to the new cabinets so that they can just be unscrewed, and cabinet removal is not necessary.
__________________
"Between what matters and what seems to matter, how should the world we know judge wisely?" - E.C. Bentley, Trent's Last Case
drboyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 05:05 PM   #12
4 Rivet Member
 
txdxrider's Avatar
 
1976 31' Excella 500
Providence Village , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 364
Same here - my countertop and the old countertop sat on top and screwed into the cabinets- you should be able to mount on top and not have to pull the cabinets.
__________________
Let's party with Pirates and Ninja's.....
txdxrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 07:30 PM   #13
2 Rivet Member
 
kootenayken's Avatar
 
1976 Argosy 22
cranbrook , British Columbia
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 44
Sometimes on older cabinets the deck was screwed down first and then the laminate was glued down and trimmed. Even if this was the case, you peel up the old laminate and then remove the screws. I have never had to remove cabinets to remove a countertop.
__________________
kootenayken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 08:52 PM   #14
Rivet Master
 
aquinob's Avatar
 
1973 27' Overlander
Portsmouth , Virginia
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 776
This was a used corian countertop with an integral sink that I picked up from a Habitat Restore for 90 bucks about a year ago. It was quite large and I had to cut it down from its approx. 7' length to about 5 foot. I built a new base cabinet for it as well.

__________________

__________________
Bob

Ongoing adventures at:
http://1973overlander.blogspot.com/
aquinob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Corian Counter Tops Rod Pease Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 27 04-22-2015 05:01 PM
63 tradewind counter tops source durans54 Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 6 03-01-2007 01:43 PM
Counter tops and bath renovation cobra93 Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 0 12-06-2006 08:48 PM
Steel looking laminate Counter Tops? surferstyler Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 18 09-05-2006 09:47 PM
Corian Counter tops smily Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 4 11-27-2002 08:31 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.