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Old 07-09-2015, 07:12 AM   #1
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New Style Countertop

I'm trying to find out if it's possible to buy either new or from salvage a large section of the light colored countertop that comes in the new AS's. I have a 2015 model and want to cut a piece that can go over the stove to create more usable counter space. I have a home cabinet grade shelf there now and it's works great but kills the look. Any thoughts and help are appreciated!
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:35 AM   #2
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I believe it's Corian and can be purchased anywhere that product is sold.
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:37 AM   #3
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Ahhhh. Home Depot. I checked at Lowes but nothing even close. Thanks for that!
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Does anyone know what the actual color is? We pick ours up Saturday and I want to get rid of the bifold cover and also add a corian cutting board. I can't find the color name online.
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I called Airstream HQ today and was told the Corian color was Ecru. I am going to go check it out!
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I looked up Ecru. That looks more orange than what I have but maybe that's just the way the website displays it. I assume you have the light colored (almost white or slight off white) with some faint marbling to it. If you find a good source for a custom piece let me know. I want / need two edges finished and beveled too. Hadn't thought about completely removing the stainless cover but I want my replacement to go all the way to the back of the wall.
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:20 PM   #7
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Corian

Corian works easily with most wood working tools. If you have a router and a table saw you can accomplish just about anything with it. You can sand it as well back to a like new finish. You should be able to get a sample somewhere that sells it to check against what you've got to verify. It is not necessarily inexpensive stuff and trying to match something by buying it off of Ebay or Craigs list is likely to be a buzz kill. AS will probably sell you a matching piece if you are willing to pay the price... they may even have the sink inserts already in stock for your model. Stove could be an issue since Corian is plastic and if you put it down on a hot burner then it could melt or worse. Typically they have a Stainless Steel cover for the stove top to avoid such potential problems.

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Another option

I chose to use a couple of Bamboo cutting boards and modified them to meet my needs. Very inexpensive, take a look...

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Like it a lot. Wood is probably the best way to go for me but what I'm trying to do requires a pretty large piece that covers the entire depth of the counter and over to the bulkhead wall. I haven't made it to any commercial cooking stores yet but the home ones don't stock anything large enough.

I'm hoping to find (order) a matching piece of Corian that has the finished front and side to it that almost entirely hides the stove and just looks like raised countertop. The vision I have in my head is brilliant... just need to find a way to execute. And then patent it!
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