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Old 04-21-2011, 06:34 PM   #15
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In our Casita, we had full-size poster photo of a fireplace with a toasty fire going on the fridge door. Covered with a plexiglass cut the same size as the original frp panel.

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Old 04-22-2011, 09:50 AM   #16
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Just call up a steel fab shop. They can cut a piece of crop stainless to fit your exact dimensions. If your coming to kelowna anytime soon I could do this for you. I would just charge you for the steel. I pay 5 cents per square inch(200 dollars for a sheet) Just to give you an idea of what a local shop might charge you, 5 cents per square inch and then maybe 20 bucks? to cut it to size.

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Old 04-23-2011, 04:01 PM   #17
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Formica

Stainless steel is kind of heavy for a small fridge door, in my humble opinion.

I went to a guy that makes countertops, and got a scrap of 'formica'.
Cut that to size with a jigsaw and laminate blade. It's very lightweight stuff, very durable and easy to keep clean.

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What better for a stainless steel look,than stainless steel? 22 gauge stainless weighs 1 pound per square foot. That's like 5 pounds for an average fridge.
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:08 PM   #19
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There's a product out there that's like a plastic laminate only it's a metal laminate. One of the brand names is 'chemetal'. Chemetal
I think you could get it from a big box store or a custom kitchen center. Anyone that sells laminates can probably order for you.
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I used sheet metal from Home depot cut to fit with cardboard on the backing to fill the void and then painted with metallic grey hammered paint. I also did the furnace, hinges and some other items withit. my next step may be to do the cupboard doors with the same paint.
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:53 AM   #21
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mine has the same Arborite that was used to redo the counter top. looks nice
I used arborite as well. I got a 4 foot black piece for $10, scored it with a knife, snapped it to size, sprayed some contact cement on it and slid it in. Light, durable and easy to clean.
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