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RE: kitchen & anemone


Hum.... maybe Theresa and Marge can help-- seem them do mine and it
didn't look all that hard... a correct frame, and they just laid on the
topping. Of course, they knew what they were doing... I wouldn't attempt
it!

Donna


> 
> Oh, the counter........
> Well, I selected a simple, inexpensive formica.  Craig bought the
formica
> cut to size from some company.  But when he glued it to the counter,
it
> had
> been cut about a foot too short.  So he has them cut it again.  Wrong
> again.
> 3rd time - right length, but he had glued the short one on already, so
he
> cut a piece from the 2nd try to even it up, then laid the 3rd try over
the
> top and glued formica to formica.  You can hear it crackle and pop as
it
> ripples under your hand when you smoothe your hand over it.  He
trimmed
> the
> vertical front piece after applied, and that runs sort of downhill
toward
> the corner.  But the main problem is that it is an old 1940s style.  I
> fully
> expected an all one piece counter with curved backsplash and curved
front
> rather than a 2x4 for a backsplash with clear caulk where they meet.
> Everything is sharp corners and the end hangs out too far from the end
> cabinet.  (you shoulda seen the huge bruise on my hip when I ran up
the
> steps from the family rm and cut the corner too sharply)
> 
> I told him that was all wrong, but he said he didn't have the
facilities
> to
> make that kind of counter.  The counter was the last thing in and by
this
> time I just wanted this guy out. He made it plain that he couldn't
> /wouldn't
> do the counter the more modern way, so I just accepted it thinking I
could
> get it fixed someday.  then I found out how much, so I just gave up.
It's
> "OK", just not right.
> 
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, September 06, 2004 4:11 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] kitchen & anemone
> 
> 
> > Well if you haven't answer this....
> >
> > What's wrong with the counter top? It also looks fine in the
pictures.
> >
> > Yep, I was getting the impression that it was all crooked and
nothing
> > matched up...
> >
> > Donna
> >
> > > Thanks Donna.  I was beginning to think everyone imagined a total
> > wreck
> > > from
> > > my description.  It's not terribly fancy, but a great improvement
over
> > the
> > > ol cherry stained birch doors.
> > >
> > > Kitty
> >
> >
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