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Old 07-14-2018, 11:57 AM   #1
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Stainless Steel Counter Tops

Has anyone put stainless steel counter tops in their Airstream? If so, were you pleased with the looks and serviceability? Did you do it yourself or have someone install it. How did you handle the edges?
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has anyone put stainless steel counter tops in their airstream? If so, were you pleased with the looks and serviceability? Did you do it yourself or have someone install it. How did you handle the edges?

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Ours are one piece. The corners are welded together, as well as the end piece and then ground/polished. We like it, but you cannot use it as a cutting board. I would recommend your local sheet metal fabricator.
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Ours are one piece. The corners are welded together, as well as the end piece and then ground/polished. We like it, but you cannot use it as a cutting board. I would recommend your local sheet metal fabricator.


Thank you, they look great!
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A freind of mine is a sheet metal worker and helped me with this SS counter top in our Excella with soldered corner.
In our cabin he made beautiful zinc counters. The backsplash did not make it in before it burned to the ground in 2016
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A freind of mine is a sheet metal worker and helped me with this SS counter top in our Excella with soldered corner.
In our cabin he made beautiful zinc counters. The backsplash did not make it in before it burned to the ground in 2016


They look great, I am so sorry about your cabin!
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I had SS countertop installed in my kitchen in my last home. While I liked the look, it scratched easily and I was constantly polishing it to pick up the shine.
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I had SS countertop installed in my kitchen in my last home. While I liked the look, it scratched easily and I was constantly polishing it to pick up the shine.
Thank you for sharing, I certainly don't want to spend a lot of time polishing.
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Our counter top and kitchen sink are one big piece of SS, a pull out desk top is SS, and our shower is SS. Love all three. It has not been any more trouble to clean the SS than any other surface. Of course, I don't cut directly on the counter top because I've always used a wood block. The shower over time shows soap residue, but so does any other surface.
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Since we were on a limited budget, we ordered and modified a SS restaurant table from Amazon, cutting out the holes for the sink, faucets and stove. We cut off the back edge and used a brake to form a 2" back splash. In this way, we were able to secure a 60" wide SS countertop for under $200, not counting your labor.

SS does indeed scratch. This is nearly unavoidable, and is part of the SS look over time. Go into any nice restaurant's kitchen and you will see the "patina" your countertop will eventually show. While you can buff and shine it out, it would be a near constant chore to keep it looking "new and unused"

SS is more durable and easier to keep sanitary than formica, and is much lighter than granite, marble, concrete or butcher block. It also goes well with the whole Airstream look.
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Thanks for starting this thread. I'm wanting SS countertop too. Just talked to the fabricator and looking forward to that time in our remodel. I, as well, certainly appreciate the posts, comments and pictures!
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Our counter top and kitchen sink are one big piece of SS, a pull out desk top is SS, and our shower is SS. Love all three. It has not been any more trouble to clean the SS than any other surface. Of course, I don't cut directly on the counter top because I've always used a wood block. The shower over time shows soap residue, but so does any other surface.


Thank you for sharing! How hard was it to fabricate the SS shower?
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Since we were on a limited budget, we ordered and modified a SS restaurant table from Amazon, cutting out the holes for the sink, faucets and stove. We cut off the back edge and used a brake to form a 2" back splash. In this way, we were able to secure a 60" wide SS countertop for under $200, not counting your labor.



SS does indeed scratch. This is nearly unavoidable, and is part of the SS look over time. Go into any nice restaurant's kitchen and you will see the "patina" your countertop will eventually show. While you can buff and shine it out, it would be a near constant chore to keep it looking "new and unused"



SS is more durable and easier to keep sanitary than formica, and is much lighter than granite, marble, concrete or butcher block. It also goes well with the whole Airstream look.


Thank you for sharing.
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Thanks for starting this thread. I'm wanting SS countertop too. Just talked to the fabricator and looking forward to that time in our remodel. I, as well, certainly appreciate the posts, comments and pictures!


I would love to see pictures when you get them installed!
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Since we were on a limited budget, we ordered and modified a SS restaurant table from Amazon, cutting out the holes for the sink, faucets and stove. We cut off the back edge and used a brake to form a 2" back splash. In this way, we were able to secure a 60" wide SS countertop for under $200, not counting your labor.

SS does indeed scratch. This is nearly unavoidable, and is part of the SS look over time. Go into any nice restaurant's kitchen and you will see the "patina" your countertop will eventually show. While you can buff and shine it out, it would be a near constant chore to keep it looking "new and unused"

SS is more durable and easier to keep sanitary than formica, and is much lighter than granite, marble, concrete or butcher block. It also goes well with the whole Airstream look.
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I installed a stainless steel kitchen countertop (along with 3cm granite in bathroom and Gaucho side table) in my '67 Caravel. Sub-top was 3/4" BC plywood with a strip of 3/4" plywood laminated to the bottom of the sub-top around the perimeter overhang. The SS was glued to the sub top with the edges pre-bent and welded closed at the corner.


I originally toyed with the idea of a one piece (welded together) top and sink, but decided against it due to cost savings and easy of assembly/disassembly. Plus, that is the original '67 sink.



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