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Old 04-07-2007, 03:03 PM   #1
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I wanted to share a few improvements to the Challenger. Nothing earth shattering but they all add up to make the coach a little more "ours". The first was the simplest. We had a sink cover that was made of the same laminate that the countertops were. I thought it looked cheap. I went to a local countertop maker and asked if he had any scraps. He did and I found one that came very close to matching what I had.
He cut me a piece just larger than what I needed for $50. I used cardboard to make a template of the sink. It has a lip around it so I measured just inside the lip, thinking that the Corian would lay in it and not move.
I transferred the pattern to the Corian, cut it with a jig saw, sanded it, then used a router to put a nice round edge around it, and finally two holes so I could stick my fingers in and lift it off. The results were better than I hoped.
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I wanted to share a few improvements to the Challenger. Nothing earth shattering but they all add up to make the coach a little more "ours". The first was the simplest. We had a sink cover that was made of the same laminate that the countertops were. I thought it looked cheap. I went to a local countertop maker and asked if he had any scraps. He did and I found one that came very close to matching what I had.
He cut me a piece just larger than what I needed for $50. I used cardboard to make a template of the sink. It has a lip around it so I measured just inside the lip, thinking that the Corian would lay in it and not move.
I transferred the pattern to the Corian, cut it with a jig saw, sanded it, then used a router to put a nice round edge around it, and finally two holes so I could stick my fingers in and lift it off. The results were better than I hoped.
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:26 PM   #3
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Looks good
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Looks really nice!
I was just at Home Depot Fri. and asked about getting a piece corian cut to be my dining table for the MH. They said they had a minimum order of $800.
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Max, If you have a small kitchen cabinet shop, maybe you would have better luck. I stopped by the shop near me just for the heck of it. I was surprised how many pieces of scraps he had. He saves them to fill in odd places. He told me that the customers had already paid for a whole piece so the scraps were paid for. I guess I was lucky, huh?
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