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Old 05-07-2013, 11:15 PM   #341
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tinted windows (there are screens on the outside)

Bedroom windows in the back ... granite gravel pile through the window the landlady/friend had delivered, she's moving it around the bus and drive for me. Says it's for her 'property improvement' so cool for me.

The piece was about 2" short on the right hand window so I 'pieced' some together from the side piece. Up close you can see it's pieced but I like it more then spending money for another entire sheet.

Was taking some pics of plants around our property...


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Bluebonnets and Yucca plants? Where did you say you were living? Looks like my front yard!
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:28 AM   #343
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Bluebonnets and Yucca plants? Where did you say you were living? Looks like my front yard!
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:31 AM   #344
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Has anyone ever worked with this? http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?par ... &cId=PDIO1

I was looking at it because the chipboard counter tops seem so heavy and cumbersome. I'd like to do regular wood and Formica for the weight and ease of cutting etc. The young man at Lowe's said it was pretty brittle, especially to transport. But that it cuts easily with the proper (they sell) flat cut scissors ($21).
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:47 AM   #345
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Bluebonnets and Yucca plants? Where did you say you were living? Looks like my front yard!
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Well, I'm about 500 miles south of you in terms of latitude, so I suppose that makes sense.
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Price out the materials before deciding on building your own counter top. I was going to build my own until I added up the cost of the laminate, plywood and adhesive. It all came to about as much as the pre-formed counter top did and I didn't have to fool around with building the thing.

To build a 6' counter top you still have to buy full 4x8 sheets of ply and laminate. It adds up quickly.

Another option is to use birch or oak plywood for your counter top, cover the raw plywood edge with some matching hardwood then apply some floor rated polyurethane as a finish. The poly holds up real well and if you do scratch it you can give it a light sanding and brush on a fresh coat of poly. You could do this for a bit over half what the laminate counter will cost.
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Last year, I built a countertop in a friend's house. I used a cheap piece of plywood as an underlayer. I then screwed 1X6 pine boards from underneath. Then there was two coats of stain and six layers of polyurethane.

All together. it was under a hundred bucks for the materials. The six coats of polyurethane make it a durable and stain free surface.

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More pics of the pine countertop.











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^ That looks nice!! This is mine, if you want to see a super simple approach. It's just 3/4" plywood, stained and a nice layer of poly. It wasn't even the higher grade stuff. I just picked through till I found a nice one.

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Jake, your countertop looks nice.
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