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Old 07-30-2002, 01:38 PM   #1
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I am missing a sink cover that has the plastic laminate top. I would like to match the counter tops, but the factory doesn't have any information that goes back to 1986. Does anyone have information as to brand or color chip number?

Has anyone tried the butcher block sink covers?
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Old 08-07-2002, 09:38 PM   #2
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Have you looked at Formica's website? They have all of their chips with pretty good detail right on the site. You might find a perfect match. You might also look at Wilson Art (sp?) 's website as they have slightly different styles.
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Old 08-07-2002, 09:40 PM   #3
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Oh yeah, both of these companies will mail you sample chips free of charge at your request.
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Another option is to take one of your covers (if you have one) into a Home Depot or Lowes. In the Kitchen cabinet department they usally have a peg wall with a wide selection of current colors and patterns. If all else fails you could also try a Home Depot Expo Center or a Large kitchen design company.
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Old 08-07-2002, 10:19 PM   #5
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Dwight,
the butcher block sink covers last appr 4 days.
The warp and crack from the moisture coming up the drain.
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Old 08-07-2002, 10:41 PM   #6
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Am I the ONLY one who took the sink covers out of the trailer and put them away...never to use them again? We never travel with anything in the sink, ergo, no need.

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I used the covers, but not to hide stuff in the sink. I used them to create more counter space when working in the kitchen.
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sink cover

We are also looking for sink covers for our 1979 23' Airstream. It would increase badly needed work space. At this point it does not even have to match the sink top.
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Your best bet is going to be an Airstrem flea market at one of the rallies. Many times vetrans are selling off the extras that they did not take with them when they traded in/up to a newer unit and they can be had for a few dollars.
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Our "new" 1975 Overlander has 2 sink covers but we have had the kitchen cabinet totally rebuilt to take a range/oven in lieu of the cook top. Therefore we have totally replaced the laminate plastic countertop. We were planning to buy one of the wood "chopping block" type sink covers at Camping World - it appears to be adjustable to fit most sinks.

Are you saying these wood "chopping block" type sink covers don't last? What a pity if it were to be true. I suppose I could ask if the old sink covers could be recovered with the new laminate, but the chopping block option seems really good...

Any further input?
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Cutting board resolution

How Ironic!

Just last week I was looking at a cutting board that fits into sink space at local camping supply.

About 40 dollars! Hello!

I went to HD and bought a nice cutting board for 12 dollars and I bought the rubber feet from the hardware section for 2 dollars.

I went home and adjusted the new "feet" to the new baord and Oalah! a very nice cutting baord/sink cover for under 15 dollars.

I assure you this one will not warp or crack. This is a very sturdy piece of hardwood.

The camping supply stores should be jailed for price gouging.

Where is that Airstream flea market anyways?

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The larger rallies usally have a flea market. There is one at the international, as well as at the Fla State rally. Some of the region rallies may also have them. I kinda depends on the rally hosts and schedule.

One other option I had not thought of eariler is to call colaws ( they are a salvage yard in the vendors forum) They have all kinds of stuff and may have these, even in the proper color!
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Red face Sink Covers

Got originals in perfect condition. Put them away in cabinet. Can't really cut on them anyway. I will keep them to keep the trailer original. Smilys got the best idea. Would suggest either take the BB off while traveling or fix in place!!
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Travel with BB in place

The purpose of the feet is to keep the BB in place.

I positioned the feet so that they are tight against the inside of the sink.

I have not traveled with the BB in place yet but I anticipate that the BB will stay in place. It is pretty heavy and the feet will prevent the board from moving to and fro.

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Pictures of 15 dollar cutting baord

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My wife tells me cutting boards need to be oiled to keep water and bacteria from getting down into the wood pores. I'd assume this would also mean the underside of boards exposed to moisture from the sink trap. And she says it has to be some kind of oil that doesn't go rancid. She has a bottle of something labeled as cutting board oil... probably the expensive version of an oil available cheaper elsewhere.
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...probably the expensive version of an oil available cheaper elsewhere.
Way to funny.

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Actually that's true....

You do need to keep wood cutting boards oiled, but it's not to protect from trap moisture. It's to help the wood resist absorbing moisture from foods.

The type of oil needs to be okay for food use, but olive oils & such, do go rancid and wouldn't be a good to use.

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I found this Cutting Board link kind of interesting.

http://www.whatscookingamerica.net/C...s/AllAbout.htm

"Wooden boards need oiling once a week to seal the grain against bacteria. An oil finish helps to prevent the wood from cracking or pulling apart at the seams. Use a product that is (1) edible; and (2) tasteless. USP-grade mineral oil is a popular choice as it is the cheapest pure food-grad oil you can buy (do not use vegetable or olive oil because it can turn rancid). Before applying oil to butcher block, warm the oil slightly. Apply oil with a soft cloth, in the direction of the grain, allowing the oil to soak in. Allow oil to soak in a few minutes, then remove all surface oil with a dry, clean cloth.

Some professional cooks like to add a little beeswax to the mineral oil for a tougher finish. Simply shave about 1/2 teaspoon beeswax into a microwave safe dish with a cupful of mineral oil; microwave on high for about 45 seconds. Apple to the cutting board or butcher block while still warm. Save of dispose of the remainder of the oil."


And for the Microbiologist..

http://www.hi-tm.com/Documents/Cutboard.html

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Thanks, BobbyW! I really got a lot out of that, especially the second one.
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