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Old 01-15-2012, 04:55 PM   #1
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I am turning my spare bedroom into a workroom in my home for my at-home business. I am on a tight budget and I was planning to buy a pre-used laminate countertop for my work desk. If I get one with a hole for a sink already cut, is it possible to fill the hole in some sturdy manner? I plan to paint the countertop with laminate paint to match my space, I'm just unsure how to fill in the hole so it doesn't fall through or look rediculous.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 01-15-2012, 05:00 PM   #2
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Not going to happen. For one thing a lamite counter top will not hold paint for long.
Every box store I've ever been in has tops a chip in them at a discount.
There is no good way to fix any hole in a lamite counter top and not have it show.

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Vira,
Why don't you check into using some solid, flush door slabs for tops in your workspace? They're inexpensive, take paint of stain, and sturdy.
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I need a 122" piece is why I'm not using doors. I have used old solid doors for table tops and headboards and other various projects. I love it but it's not what I want in this case.

I just wanted some innovative/creative/useful ideas for filling in a hole. It's a full wall desk piece which will be sitting atop two cabinets with a full wall of peg board and a peg board closet so I can display and organize my inventory while still having plenty of workspace. I also know that I *can* paint the laminate as I have done it before it works well if done properly.
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I need a 122" piece...
How about 120"?
3/4" lywood sheet ripped to 25" (or whatever)...
with the balance ripped to what might be needed to stiffen and thicken.

Then you can glue down a new piece of laminate too.
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I found a solution. Built-in cutting board. Will be great for using my exacto knife etc. Thanks anyway!
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That is a great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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