The EHT staff came across an interesting paint system at the 2009 National Hardware Show that offered a way to decorate an existing countertop surface to look like granite. The product is called Gianni and it includes a kit that covers approximately 35 square feet of countertop—that’s roughly 16 running feet of standard 24-inch wide countertops. The idea is […]
Section 1: Cutting, Gluing, and Seaming Solid Surface Basics · What’s Covered · Tools Needed · Cutting · Gluing Two Pieces Together · Finishing The Surface Section 2: Fabricating a Counter Top · What’s Covered? · Templating/Sheet Layout · Edge Build-Up · Inside Corners Procedure · Installing Sinks · Solid Surface Undermount Sink · Stainless Steel, Granite, or Porcelain Undermount […]
You can update your kitchen quickly and inexpensively
By Karen Templer A team of remodeling professionals offers sage advice on making your kitchen dreams a reality. When the time has come to plan your dream kitchen, consider the advice of the following building professionals from across the United States. This article was originally published in Kitchens: A Sunset Design Guide in 2009 by Sunset […]
Save money by installing a tile countertop yourself. By Matt Weber
Break on Through to the Other Side: Knock through a wall to build an awesome bar pass-through.
While pewter bowls, flatware, chaffing dishes, and hand painted trays may make up an entertainer’s dreams, those visions can seem more like a nightmare when it comes time to store the pieces. A kitchen island might be the answer. Using premade products, you can create an island in just a weekend—we’ll show you how. Finishing details such as beaded-board paneling […]
Using ceramic tile is an inexpensive and quick way to update your kitchen counter tops.
From painting and cabinet repair to new floors and countertops.
Q: Can I install plastic laminate over a countertop that’s already covered with existing laminate material? A: Yes, but the existing surface must be even and smooth. Repair any gouges or loose edges and make sure the existing laminate is glued firmly. Rough-up the surface with sandpaper, and then use a soft paintbrush or a vacuum cleaner to completely […]
Giving One Away Each Week 1 TOOL + 10 CONFIGURATIONS + 1,100 lbs. BENDING FORCE = The Hardwood Wrench™ is the “Original” patented self-locking deck board straightening tool. Used to hold deck boards straight while hidden deck fasteners are installed, its cam locks into place, transferring a pushing force of around 1,100 lbs. A true “one-man, one-handed installation!” […]