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Old 08-11-2010, 05:39 PM   #1
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Counter top opening


My 1950's kitchen counter has a stove top opening that is 2" too wide and 1 1/2" too deep for the new stove top I would like to install. What are the acceptable "fixes" for making a counter top opening smaller?
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what about replacing the counter top? pretty easy to do and will update the look. you could do it for $200 with a laminated mdf counter
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Thanks for the suggestion . . . problem is that I would need to pay professionals to install the counter. I am no Norm Abrahms. I have an inherited array of hand tools and can accomplish some tasks with some mediocore success. For example, I just completed installing shelving from dimensional lumber along my cellar staircase.

With my skill-set, I think I would be able to install filler pieces of wood inside the current counter cut-out but I need to know what products I should use and what problems I might encounter in tackling this job. Suggestions?
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You would need to install support around the existing opening
Then put some filler material in
Not sure it will ever look right
And if the support fails you risk damage to then new stove top
Post a pic if you can
Maybe someone can think of something

HD will come out & measure & make a counter top for you to install
I did this at my last house



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Old 08-11-2010, 09:36 PM   #5
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Is your counter top cut out for a range type or a drop in cook top and which are you trying to install a drop in or a drop in with the front exposed or a range type?
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