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#1 Pasttents

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Posted 12 September 2021 - 10:54 PM

We love our Northstar TC650, but the sink and countertop are pure junk. I’m going to replace both, likely building it myself.
Do any of you have countertop material or small sink/faucet recommendations?
Thanks in advance.
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#2 JaSAn

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Posted 13 September 2021 - 05:17 AM

I made my countertop out of 3/4" plywood topped with Formica.  (1/2" is probably sufficient, but I had the 3/4".)

No sink.  If I ever need it, a 2 quart pot or the plastic bin I keep my cooking stuff in.  My beagle makes dish washing easy.


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Posted 14 September 2021 - 02:01 AM

I used 1/2" ply and glue on formica ( or similar product) in my build.  I bought a SMEV sink and stove top from PantherRV.  Never did use the stove top....

 

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 01:51 PM

I watched craigslist and bought some 1/4" corian.... great counter top replacement (on a FWC) and won't suffer from spilled liquids (coffee, water, tequila, etc. :-) ).


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Posted 18 September 2021 - 06:54 PM

Thanks for all the help! The Corian idea is most appealing...I'll try to find some.


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#6 Taku

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 08:49 PM

Some folks have used the countertops you can buy from IKEA. might take a bit more work to cut down and finish, but they look nice.


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Posted 20 September 2021 - 11:55 AM

Thanks for all the help! The Corian idea is most appealing...I'll try to find some.

 

It was dirt cheap (not sure what it came out of) and cutting, routering, etc. the holes for the sink and stove top was easy (ok, relatively easy).


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Posted 23 September 2021 - 02:43 PM

I made my countertop out of 3/4" plywood topped with Formica. (1/2" is probably sufficient, but I had the 3/4".)
No sink. If I ever need it, a 2 quart pot or the plastic bin I keep my cooking stuff in. My beagle makes dish washing easy.

Those do make a great dishwasher, don't they?
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#9 SkierTrash

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Posted 09 November 2021 - 05:26 PM

I found a scratch and dent sheet of countertop laminate at IKEA for ~$30. I think total size was about 3'x8'.

 

One corner edge was damaged but still able to get a counter and backsplash out of it. Easy to cut with a circular saw and jigsaw.

 

I may use the rest of the sheet for some sort of island style workbench

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Posted 10 December 2021 - 05:54 PM

We call K9 pre-wash "French Dry Cleaning" 

We will use acrylic countertop material Megonite brand like Corian brand to replace the swelling MDF and laminate.  There is special treatment for heat sources like drop in cook top.  Directions online.  Local shops may seem off-cuts if you only need a small sheet.  Typical ½" but also available in ¼" for walls / splash.


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