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Old 02-18-2019, 01:22 AM   #1
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Default Counter top rehab

We have decided to remove our single burner electric/ alcohol cook top and cover the whole counter with a new layer of laminate. The wife would rather have more available countertop instead of the burner. We have used both the electric and alcohol in the first few years of boating. But now we use an electric skillet or grill.

Has anyone done this project? Any thoughts or advise would be appropriated. I won't be staring until April. Plan on doing the table top as well.
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Old 02-18-2019, 01:23 AM   #2
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Sorry forgot to give boat details. 1994 2700scr. We only have the single burner and sink in the galley.
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1) Remove all the molding

2) Fill the stove cutout. (make sure it's perfectly flush with existing laminate top).

3) Remove sink

4) Cover the entire counter with a new piece of luan. (Glue and roll down).

5) glue and roll new formica counter

6) Cutout formica and luan to expose the sink cutout

7) cut formica overhang

8) install sink

5) install molding.
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Shrew, it sounds like you might have done this before. That is pretty much what I was planning as well. I'm assuming Luan is the same thing as Lauan, comes in 1/4" thickness.
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I'm assuming Luan is the same thing as Lauan, comes in 1/4" thickness.
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No worries my friend. I'm wondering about just filling the cook top hole and then scuffing the surface of the current countertop to glue down the new laminate. NO luan used.

What do you think?
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It's possible. I'd sand heavily and thoroughly with heavy grit paper and an orbital sander. I'd be apt to take that route if the counter was solid and even. I included the extra sheet of lauan to ensure there is a smooth transition over the filled stove hole. I'd hate to see a weird crease develop if the surfaces aren't perfect.
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I thought of that. Maybe only having a induction cook surface?
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I removed the old stove, but cant seem to find a single burner induction that will fill the hole. So I cut a cutting board to fit the hole and cover the imprint left by the stove. Ill post pics this weekend.
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