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post #41 of 51 Old 07-21-2016, 02:39 PM
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you will lose some width, but I would not be afraid to rip those back apart, joint them, cut out the tree center of the one on the right (how I know he wasn't a cabinetmaker), and re-glue them back together with biscuits. flat.


there are many good woodworkers around, you will should be able to find one locally.
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Because we stay incognito!
This woodworking forum is no Facebook.
Although I regularly get surprised at some of the very personal post.
What? Say that again. You do not think using only your first name and last initial keeps you incognito. WOW!

Certainly glad it is no facebook.

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Have you considered getting a piece of counter top instead of using wood, if you are driving the Lougheed towards Maple Ridge there is a place on your left that sells some slabs and countertops, I picked up a length for a laundyroom sink for a very good price.

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Wouldn't it be better to make the top out of plywood? If necessary, you could add some 2"X bracing to add strength? I would think a formica top would be nice, since it's around water.

I think that would be a lot easier. I don't know what that 'palladium' affair weighs, but the weight might help in figuring out how rigid the top needs to be.
The original top was veneered plywood and I had no problem with the idea of using that. Another cabinetmaker tried contacting me, offering to build it with plywood, but my email provider didn't release his email to me until almost two weeks later, so he's not responding now. But I think if I go with 3/4" stuff, it should be strong enough to support it without needing to brace it


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Have you considered getting a piece of counter top instead of using wood, if you are driving the Lougheed towards Maple Ridge there is a place on your left that sells some slabs and countertops, I picked up a length for a laundyroom sink for a very good price.
Are you talking about Century Cabinets and Counter tops?
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you will lose some width, but I would not be afraid to rip those back apart, joint them, cut out the tree center of the one on the right (how I know he wasn't a cabinetmaker), and re-glue them back together with biscuits. flat.


there are many good woodworkers around, you will should be able to find one locally.
I am not sure that could be done now. The boards are much more warped than they were at the beginning of this saga..


Also, forgot to mention.. the weight of the palladium when finished will probably be around 220lbs, depending if I decide to use rocks in the decor.
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The original top was veneered plywood and I had no problem with the idea of using that. Another cabinetmaker tried contacting me, offering to build it with plywood, but my email provider didn't release his email to me until almost two weeks later, so he's not responding now. But I think if I go with 3/4" stuff, it should be strong enough to support it without needing to brace it




Are you talking about Century Cabinets and Counter tops?
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From the site it looks a bit more high class than a few years ago when I was there.

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They don't seem to discuss their counter tops on the site, but I have fired off an email. So let's see where this rabbit hole leads..
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But I think if I go with 3/4" stuff, it should be strong enough to support it without needing to brace it
If I were putting 220 pounds of water, glass, and fish(?) on the table I'd brace the top.
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Thanks for the advice, everyone.

But it looks like this project is on hold indefinitely. Unbeknownst to me, I just spent my rent money on a vet to save my dog. So now I have to figure out how to pay the rent, rather than building table tops.

Thanks anyways

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Thanks for the advice, everyone.

But it looks like this project is on hold indefinitely. Unbeknownst to me, I just spent my rent money on a vet to save my dog. So now I have to figure out how to pay the rent, rather than building table tops.

Thanks anyways

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Bummer, hope the dog makes a full recovery.
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Bummer, hope the dog makes a full recovery.
Thanks. She's in a bit of a tricky situation. Her spine is deteriorating, and so I am being told to give her cage rest for the next couple weeks, while taking a strong anti-inflammatory to see if that helps any. If it doesn't work, I am going to have to put her down. As much as I love my mutt, I am not going to put her through a lot more pain just so she can live a few more years with me, in pain.
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