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Old 01-29-2017, 09:44 PM   #1
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Cabinet, sink, and faucet I saw at HD today

Might come in handy for someone's build?






Glacier Bay All-in-One 24.2 in. x 21.35 in. x 33.85 in. Stainless Steel Laundry Sink with Faucet and Storage Cabinet QL033 at The Home Depot - Mobile

Assembled Depth (in.) : 22.83 in
Assembled Height (in.) : 31.10 in
Assembled Width (in.) : 25.98 in
Basin Depth (in.) : 9
Color Family : White Color/Finish : Glossy PVC lamination
Faucet Finish : Brushed Nickel Faucet
Handle Type: Lever
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That really is a good price!
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That's a nice compact unit.
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Old 01-30-2017, 08:25 AM   #4
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I'd have bough it if the offered other cabinets to occupany that unit...
Manager is checking with vendor.
He said they carry them once a year
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I'd have bough it if the offered other cabinets to occupany that unit...
Manager is checking with vendor.
He said they carry them once a year
I've found if I stay diligent and watch for the days they put out clearance stuff I can usually get the display for cheap.


I fell in love with this one and got the display for less than $250. List price was $380!
I really MAKES our bathroom.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:15 AM   #6
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if the cabinet is MDF, it might not survive the vibrations of a school bus.
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Old 01-30-2017, 12:09 PM   #7
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if the cabinet is MDF, it might not survive the vibrations of a school bus.
I guess that's possible. MDF isn't exactly an optimal material for any application that I know of, but I think it would take a lot of driving to rattle apart a counter or cabinet made from it. Making sure the cabinetry is well secured to the walls/floors should minimize any damages.

Now, if you are really concerned about impact resistance and durability, I suppose you could build some cabinets out of HDPE panels. They are used to make cutting boards and outdoor cabinets, and HDPE is the material from which the iconic 55 gallon plastic drum is made, so you know they'd be sturdy.

I'm actually thinking of going that route, at least for counter top work surfaces. It's easy to cut and shape with basic tools but also waterproof, easily cleaned, and strong enough to bear up under heavy use. I might go as far as building all the cabinets from it, but I haven't decided yet. That would cost more than just boxing them together out of plywood.

At least I'd know they would be durable. Any road vibration that could shake apart a slab of HDPE is not going to leave the rest of the bus intact anyway.
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Old 01-30-2017, 12:28 PM   #8
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When I re-upholstered my ski boat...
I took all the skins off the marine grade plywood and used it for HDPE templates.
Thereby making my boat 100% wood free
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HDPE

I'm actually thinking of going that route, at least for counter top work surfaces. It's easy to cut and shape with basic tools but also waterproof, easily cleaned, and strong enough to bear up under heavy use. I might go as far as building all the cabinets from it, but I haven't decided yet.
They use big sheets in agri biz for washdown stalls and lining walls. TRy a farm supply. Is an oily plastic, so tough to glue or screw. heavy, too.

Corian countertop is a great material to work with and cabinet shops have scraps cheap. a piece that is too small for a regular kitchen is great for our mini setups. Sink cutouts can be glued into a patchwork slab.
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Corian is some very nice looking stuff when it comes to counter tops. It really mimics polished stone quite well. Whatever I use, I'm determined to stay away from those laminated counter tops. They always seem to de-laminate eventually. That's why I'm leaning toward something that comes in a uniform slab.

I knew the options for glues were limited with HDPE, though supposedly TAP Poly-weld works well with it as long as you do the surface prep right.

Heavy? Hmm. Well, plywood is pretty heavy, too, and a lot of that tends to go into mobile houses. Would you say HDPE sheets are heavier than equivalently thick plywood?

Maybe it would be lighter to only use the thick pieces for counters and then use much thinner ones for the sides of cabinets and such. The framework could be metal to keep it solid and anchor it to the bus.

I just hope all the people who are choosing to use pre-made sinks and counter units from places like Home Depot vs building in their own are securing those free standing units well. If that sucker rolls...
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