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Old 06-23-2015, 04:08 PM   #1
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Gain more countertop space

We've never really used cutting board sink covers that came with our Airstreams. Yes they add countertop space but usually we also want to get at the sink.

This was discussed on a thread a while back and today I finally followed up on my plan. I cut a hole in the cover to get both sink access and more countertop space. It actually gives almost as much space as the fold-down extension does.

I'll try it out this weekend and see how it works.
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Old 06-23-2015, 04:09 PM   #2
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Very nice!


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Old 06-24-2015, 12:31 AM   #3
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Great idea!
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:20 PM   #4
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Any downsides, like splashing on the counter when rinsing things off? Would you cut the hole in the same place if you had it to do again? Bigger? Smaller? Your idea intrigues me.
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Old 06-25-2015, 05:22 AM   #5
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First use will be starting tonight, so I'll let you know.


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Very nice!


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Like the idea too, I have hung mine on a command hook next to stove top on wall, stores nicely and available when I need it.
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:26 PM   #7
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looking forward to your to see how it works out
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Interested in knowing just how you made the cut. Looks very good.

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Old 06-28-2015, 05:16 PM   #9
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Well I'm happy with the way it works. During meal prep you can get water, put used utensils in the sink, grab the sponge- and still have that extra counter space. Then just remove it for dishwashing.

Greg- I just used an electric jig saw with a pretty course blade, then sanded the edges a bit. I'll do a little more finishing now that I know the size of the hole is right.

As a bonus we found that the hole was the perfect size for carrying our Brita pitcher in the sink, and it ensures the cutting board stays put when on the road. It was purely coincidence.
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Cheryl has been using a cutting board/strainer that fits over the sink in a similar way. This looks quite a bit better, nice job. I'll have to see if I can find that sink cover, been put away since the trailer was new.
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Well done! I think ours is under the bed somewhere not doing any good at all.
Thank you for sharing your clever idea.
And what a happy accident that the Brita pitcher fits perfectly.
I think they call that serendipity.
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This was a very good idea. Thanks for sharing.
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What a cool idea! Ours lives under the couch and is easily accessible if I need more prep space.
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