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Old 06-07-2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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Hi everyone
Okay, I give up....I am breaking down and asking because i can't afford to mess this one up.

here is the project:
I am building a kitchen island and putting laminate on it. The catch is I want to continue the laminate down the side of the unit.
But I am kinda at a loss of the best way to do this.

I was thinking I will need to glue and laminate the end panels, complete with all the trim etc. Leaving the top edge of the laminate long, then place the countertop on the carcass so I can trim the sidewall laminate to meet the edge of the counter, remove that, then laminate the top sheet, trim all around except for the intersection with the side panels, attach the top, glue and trim the remaining edge.

Does this sound even close to being correct?

Any other ideas?

Thanks!

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I hope someone else can follow that. It left me rather confused.

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ME TOO...thats my problem..
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Basically the troubleing part for me is if the vertical lam is going to meet the horizontal lam at the corner, the side panel laminate will need to be longer than the side panel itself.
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The image is of the corner intersection.
The countertop (wood color...pre-laminate) will need to slide into the void above the side panel.
Any clearer?

me either...
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ooops too quick on the click
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Oh and I have no way to cut the edges of the sheets of ply at 45 degrees...that would just be too easy!
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Perhaps if you altered your drawing to show contrasting colors, it might be a lot easier to see and figure out. And if it is a Sketchup drawing, do you know you can post a SKP file that we can open on our own computers?
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Are you asking if you should build and assemble the countertop and legs and then laminate it versus, build the top (and laminate it), build the legs (and laminate it)... and then assemble?

And are these inside pieces to be laminated too, or will they be flush with the cabinet?
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Hmmm?
Okay, I think I have failed to explain myself!

Basically to create the illusion that the corners are beveled I think I will have to cut the countertop and the side panels square, but bring the laminate on the side panel all the way to the top of the countertop, thus making it look like it is beveled.....

Hmmmm?
Maybe the better question should be...if you wanted to create this "effect"
but have no way to cut nice 45's on the plywood...how would you do it?

(and yes the underside of the overhangs will be laminated as well.)

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