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Old 04-29-2010, 11:48 AM   #1
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Free Corian Upgrade

I just recently aquired my first Airstream! (very excited) from my Grandparents (WBCCI# 9929, if you know my grandfather dont hold it aginst me)LOL

Any way I am looking to make improvments to the trailer and have a friend that owes me a favor that has offered to make corian tops for all surfaces inside and all i have to do is remove and install. I know that this will add some weight however I am going to use 5/8 plywood as a base and then the 1/4'' corian on top of that with a finished corian built edge.

I have great DIY skills and have installed many cabinets and countertops before.

What are your thoughts?


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Old 04-29-2010, 12:45 PM   #2
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

Congrats on your new baby and becoming an Airstreamer. I think that the Corian counter tops will make a very nice addition to your Airstream. It may add a few pounds, but I don't think that it will be enough to cause any problems.

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Old 04-29-2010, 12:54 PM   #3
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Choose carefully - you might want to walk some high-end trailer and coach sales lots to see what works in the limited spaces.. and also, I am envious

The only difference from other cabinetry projects is designing for humidity and heat; sealing all sides of the wood materials and doubling up on fasteners, water-proof glue, etc. with the thought of high humidity and the daliy sunshine high temperatures for the times when the trailer is stored unused and unattended...
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:33 PM   #4
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Sounds like a great upgrade. Our '97 came from the factory with Corian (1/4") so weight shouldn't be an issue. Welcome to Airstreaming!
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:36 PM   #5
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Congrats on the Airstream. To me the additional value (eye appeal) of Corian is worth some trade off in weight.


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Old 04-29-2010, 04:02 PM   #6
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Congratulations on the Airstream, and I think Corian will be a great upgrade. Hank is in the process of doing this right now. Check out his thread:

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