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Old 02-23-2003, 02:41 PM   #21
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I was amazed at the sheer number of different colors and patterns you can get in laminate. Everything from the metals (Diamond plate, copper, SS, etc.) to tree bark, popcorn, denim. The variety was mindboggling.
On another note, when I was checking out the granite they had an acrylic tile that was small, smooth river stones that had a clear acrylic poured over the top that ended up being 1/4 to 3/8 thick. The effect of a creek or river bottom almost was too much to resist. very cool!
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Old 02-23-2003, 02:55 PM   #22
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I did mine last spring, but for those that have not seen it:
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Your kitchen looks a lot like ours (1974 29'). A lot cleaner !!!

Mike wants to know if removing the old counter-top was a lot of work? We want to get rid of the ugly cracked porcelain coated sink that came with our 1990 32'. I guess it is easier to replace the whole counter in order to put a stainless sink.
I like the color of your counter-top: it is nicer than the original p***y yellow. I hope it's something I can get at Lowes.

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Here is a Link to the pic of the after, go to my gallery for a before.

Lowes has half a dozen laminates in stock in a 4X8 sheet. That is where I got mine. If you have a kitchen remodel shop in the area you may want to get a per sheet price from them on a custom order as well as the big box. The custom kitchen guys can be cheaper since they buy a larger quantity of the custom colors. I did that when I redid my kitchen in the house.
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Chantal, I did get that color at Lowes! I forget what it is called, but it is Formica brand laminate. When my wife and I first looked at the Airstream she said NO! because of the p****y yellow color of the countertop. Only after I assured her that we could replace or relaminate the counter top did she allow me to finalize the deal.

The main thing to watch out for when removing the counter top is "hidden" screws. There are some along the edge under the lip, and some along the wall under the oven. The previous owners had also reinforced along the wall behind the stovetop. The countertop is very light, so if you cannot get it off there is still a screw or two hidden somewhere.
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finished counter top

the final product with pre fabricated counter top
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how about the matching cutting boards?
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I changed the range to white while it was out
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Excellent Job Ken!

I really like the white stove!
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Did you paint it yourself or have it powder coated by a professional?

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Very nice! Must have been a very productive weekend. Can't wait to see it when you get it just the way you want it.
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Home project

Appliance epoxy paint from your friendly Home Depot.

High heat paint on the top.

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Range removal?

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How did you take out the range? Are there screws on the side, or does it just sit in there tight?
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screws and gas line

All of the screws were in the top of the range.
Three of them in on the very top rear and about four in under the range top into the side of the countertop.

You will need to disconnect the gas line to get the unit to slide forward and then you will have to disconnect the two wires that are for the light.

Weighs about 50 or 60 lbs

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Sink covers & galley ranges

Nice work Smily.
did you find matching laminate and do your own sink covers?

Looks as though only the laminate lip is supporting th covers...Is that how they work? Best not put too much weight or an elbow on them huh?

What is the floor plan of your Sovereign? I guess the drop in stove unit wouldnt work in Picks (or my) rear bath due to the location of the furnace. That is ashamed cause the wall oven doesnt fit into my plans, but we have to have a way to bake our pizzas.
Or is that your furnace below your drop in range? If not what is it, a drawer or cabinet?
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The furnace in my '85 Sovereign 25' was directly beneath the drop-in stove. I say was, not because I moved the furnace, but because I removed the oven.

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Nice mods!

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The sink covers are actually made of matching laminate on 1/4" plywood then the tops are glued to a 3/4" base. very stout compared to the original ones that simply had two pieces of laminate glued together back to back and yes, they were very fragile.

The furnace is directly below the oven.

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Compare to new dinette

It has been a long row to hoe.

It seems like yesterday when I replaced the countertops and now I have the matching dinette.

It was a visionary from the beginning.

My wife had little faith but now she is a believer.
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