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Old 05-16-2014, 05:39 PM   #1
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How hard would it be to make one of these? Would it be cheaper to just buy one already made?

We just bought a wrecked mobile home and needs to be COMPLETELY redone so you be seeing me a lot
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:48 PM   #2
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Welcome!

This lady did an impressive DIY faux butcher block for her kitchen.

http://loraine-breakfastfordinner.bl...Counter%20Tops
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What tools and experience do you have? Going to need at least a table saw, jointer, planer and a whole lot of clamps.
Fighting a loosing battle spending a whole lot of money and time, on a mobile home in about 99% of the cases.
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A true butcher block and what people are calling butcher block counter tops are completely different in construction. On a scale of 1-10 in building a true end grain butcher block give it a 10 and a face or edge grain counter top a 1.

Pictured is a true butcher block with end grain up.
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Little to no experience


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What tools and experience do you have? Going to need at least a table saw, jointer, planer and a whole lot of clamps.
Fighting a loosing battle spending a whole lot of money and time, on a mobile home in about 99% of the cases.
I am new to all of this remodeling/renovating. But, I am a very fast learner and have pick up and used a lot of tips on youtube. Just thought an actual forum would be better for help.
How or why am I fighting a losing battle with a mobile home?
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If it's an older home in general your going to be dealing with Quest plastic tubing that's long ago stopped being made because of all the leaks.
Particle board subfloors that if they get wet once there trash.
Particle board cabinets with what amounts to peel and stick shelving paper on the face of them.
2 X 2 wall studs and only about 2" of insulation in the walls.
Leaky single pane windows.
No sheetrock under the paneling.
Biggest draw back is the roofing, really thin metal on 24" centers, Once it starts leaking it's hard to fix.
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