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Old 04-03-2013, 20:20   #91
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We have the 1/4" Corian... perfect.
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We have the 1/4" Corian... perfect.
What were the details on the installation.
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Re: Galley Counter Top

We did out counter tops a few years back with solid surface material (Avonite, I think) with undermount sink and fabricated fiddles all around... very happy with the results.
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What were the details on the installation.
It needs support from plywood underneath so fiddle rails around it. The rest is exactly the same as the 1/2" version. P.s. they sell an epoxy to join these invisibly so that you can also double it up, create L-shape etc.
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Yotboss, did you have the work done here in San Diego? I like the detail on the lip.
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.but my old girl is a classic design wooden boat.
The Galley (or any kitchen) is a very important place, it should be functional, efficient and above all reflect the personality of the person that uses it most.





..most importantly the old galley was very ineffiecient and difficult to use (not to mention light blue formica w/gold flecks and chrome boarder was down right ugly)
So classic gold flecks were OK in the past.

My personality reflected in a galley would make it brown to black. Maybe with a fleck of gold here and there.
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Re: Galley Counter Top

I was thinking about ferro-cement for a custom job. Some white and grey grit, counter top and sinks plastered together. Finishing with wet sanding should give mirror glance..
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Re: Galley Counter Top

This is the kind of thread where more photos would really help.
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Black walnut and oak with purple heart inlay.
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Black walnut and oak with purple heart inlay.
That is one I would like to see.

I hope you will post a photo.
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During the install.....
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Cool!

Thanks for posting the photo.

If I had a boat and the wood working skills you have, I would enjoy making something like that for my boat too.

I am sure it must be very satisfying to see the finished pieces come together in your boat and would be a source of pride, due to the craftsmanship and design work.
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Thanks Steady. Its been a labor of love (and learning) over the last 4 years. I cut the trees and sawed the lumber myself, then built a kiln to dry it. Once the moisture content was less than 10% I got to work. So far Ive used nearly 1000 bd ft of walnut. Its my retirement home, and I like walnut ;-)
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That said, Formica isn't the same stuff that we grew up with, apparently.
I don't think this is true. When replacing my port lights this past winter, I had to replace a good percentage of the 27 year-old almond formica that lined the cabin sides as it cracked when taking out the old port lights. Not only do they still make that exact same color, but it was exactly the same thickness and seemed to have the same properties.

Of course, there is the formica from the 60's and 70's, but I think the current product is just as good. My countertops in my galley are the same material and they are undamaged and unworn. You just have to be careful as you do with any counter surface, but in different ways for different types.

I've read a lot in this thread about using granite. That is simply inconceivable to me. Had it in our home kitchen and while it was gorgeous, it was so hard that you were scared even putting a bottle of wine down too hard. It's noisy, slippery, heavy, just plain too hard. I imagine an offshore passage with granite counter tops would be a real trial.
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Thanks Steady. Its been a labor of love (and learning) over the last 4 years. I cut the trees and sawed the lumber myself, then built a kiln to dry it. Once the moisture content was less than 10% I got to work. So far Ive used nearly 1000 bd ft of walnut. Its my retirement home, and I like walnut ;-)
WOW! I am even more impressed. Sincerely so.

Walnut is nice. Makes beautiful furniture for homes and I am sure for your boat too.

While I may never own a wooden boat (like a cruiser), I do admire the craftsmanship shown in wood in old boats (or structures/homes/buildings).
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