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Old 08-25-2010, 12:26 AM   #1
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Modifying resin/acrylic vanity top?


I've got a problem because in the area where I've placed my new vanity, none of the three sides is square.

Previously there had been a laminate top with a porcelain bowl so the top could be custom built to fit the poor framing job.

The top I bought is acrylic or some other resin and has an attached backsplash so I can't do anything with it. So, I'm of a mind to buy a larger top and cut it to fit the area I need to fill.

Is it possible to cut a larger resin top to fit a non-square area? Is there another construction material inside the resin top that could cause a problem? And thirdly, what would you recommend cutting it with?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts and replies.

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Old 08-25-2010, 06:09 AM   #2
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I have never seen a flat wall, some are not too bad but never flat. Most tops with built in backsplash have a protrusion on the back for scribing, although it may not be enough. If that is still too far out, lots of caulk is the next solution. A top with no backsplash can be scribed to fit most any wall. Depending on the material, a router, belt sander, power planer, etc., can be used.

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Depending on the size of the gap and the look you're trying to achieve you could use a moulding to both cover the gap and enhance the look. I would recommend a ceramic tile or natural stone quarter round or bull nose. Both come in an array of shapes and colors. Hope this will stir your creatitivity.
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Thanks for your answers, guys. The bullnose idea just might work and not look too bad.

I didn't illustrate before how bad the gaps were. No matter how the top was positioned, the gap would taper from 0 at one corner and grow to 15mm at the further corner sharing that edge. And this is true of all three sides facing a wall.

I'll check my local suppliers and see what I can find.
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