The awakening of Olive: Updating a '79 Trillium 4500 - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-18-2015, 07:48 PM   #15
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Very nice...looks real good and I really like the woodwork details
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Old 01-18-2015, 08:23 PM   #16
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Hi Reid,
What kind of paint did you put on???
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Old 01-18-2015, 08:50 PM   #17
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The counter top is 3/4" plywood with plastic laminate (formica) top. I installed the cherry edge before the laminate and them routed the detail on the edge. The top is screwed on from below
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Old 01-18-2015, 08:54 PM   #18
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I used an epoxy primer and an acrylic urethane single stage or direct gloss top coat. PPG brand though any brand would work about the same.
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Old 01-18-2015, 08:57 PM   #19
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Did you sit it on top of the existing fiberglass counter top and screw through it into the plywood?

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Old 01-18-2015, 09:00 PM   #20
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Great job, Reid. Beautiful woodworking; especially like the dinette table with the utensil drawer and top cubby. Great use of space. Also the sliding door cabinet handles are really nice.
Trailer looks beautiful now.

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Old 01-18-2015, 09:23 PM   #21
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Dave,
I'm sorry, I didn't answer your original question very well .Yes, I made the counter top to fit quite snug with a face that is wide enough to conceal the curve of the resident fiberglass and just set it on top. Then I screwed through the existing top, maybe 4 screws. I had to enlarge the sink opening in the fiberglass to access the clamps on the sink now mounted to the new ply/laminate top. I tried to minimize cutting up the fg top.
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:21 AM   #22
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Thanks Reid.

I am contemplating the same thing in my Scamp and like you wanted to minimize the damage to the original top in case someday someone wanted to go back to the original.

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Old 01-19-2015, 04:24 AM   #23
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I wonder if I used an under mount sink and sandwiched it between the FG and plywood if it would eliminate the need to enlarge the sink opening for access to clamps?


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Old 01-19-2015, 04:38 AM   #24
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Very nice. Thanks for sharing. Raz
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:55 AM   #25
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A plywood top and an undermount sink is a problematic combination because you would need to seal the cut edge of the ply and maintain an attractive appearance on that cut edge.
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Fantastic work!
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