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Old 05-20-2020, 12:26 PM   #21
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When I gutted our Scamp, I used pine project panels from Lowe's for countertops. They're not as thick as butcher block, so less weight. Many coats of poly so they're waterproof. We use cutting boards, so no worries about knife marks. They're attached the cabinets like a regular countertop. Still look good after 4 years
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Old 05-20-2020, 12:59 PM   #22
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Movable sink cover/butcher board

Made from scraps.
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Old 05-20-2020, 03:03 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Raspy View Post
I know this is not butcherblock, but it is a very functional, durable, clean, waterproof and lightweight way to enhance a fiberglass countertop. This will last a lifetime with no real maintenance and can be used to directly cut on. It should stand up to hard use better than any other surface. Also, when fitting under sink and stove flanges, no alteration of the plumbing is needed.
I like the stainless option. I was thinking of copper.
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Old 05-20-2020, 05:16 PM   #24
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I have a countertop in my 13' Boler that needs replacing but as my tow vehicle has a very low tow rating, anything I replace, I'm trying to replace it with something lighter than what was there before. I like the idea of butcher block but am worried about the extra weight so I found this bamboo table top at Ikea that I'm going to cut to size as the "kitchen" counter. Finger's crossed!
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Old 06-01-2020, 11:13 AM   #25
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Birch Butcher Block

I custom made some birch plank butcher block counter tops for our 1989 16er. The birch strips were from rough cut lumber, planed and fit together with biscuits, pocket screws, and wood glue. I think you could get away with only the wood glue, but because the camper will live outside in varying degrees of humidity, I wanted to additional strength of the mechanical fasteners.

Each plank was approximately 0.75" wide by 0.5" high. The butcher block is attached to the fiberglass via double stick tape.

As mentioned above, you can purchase butcher block counters readily from a home improvement store. If I did it over again, I'd just buy one and cut it to fit, rather than attempting to do all of the work to create my own. At the end of the day I don't think I saved any money, and I spent loads of time on this project. Anyway, it was at least fun to do.

We also have used some reclaimed oak from an old legal library shelving system to make the shaker style cabinet doors.
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Old 06-01-2020, 11:59 AM   #26
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I used some of that thin 1" semi butcher block stuff from Home Depot on a 19' Scamp. It looked really nice after I stained and then put several coats of poly on it. I have "real" butcher block in my home kitchen and I don't think I would ever put anything that heavy in a trailer.
Previously Owned: Trillium 4500, Scamp 19', Bigfoot 17', Boler 17', Bonair Oxygen, Hymer Touring GT, Scamp 13 Deluxe.
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Old 07-04-2020, 10:06 PM   #27
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Similar mod to previous poster. 17 ft Casita. Removed metal cover over stove burners. Built frame to support cutting board (plastic purchased from restaurant supply store). When traveling or prepping food, itís on the ďcounterĒ over the stove burners. When using the stove, cutting board rests vertically in a holder secured to side of counter.
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