On a recent kitchen remodel I found myself ready to attach the plastic laminate to the countertop with contact cement, but I didn’t have my usual stack of spacers that I use to separate the counter and the laminate during alignment. In need of a handy alternative, I turned to a thin extension cord in my kit. I found that by looping the cord across the counter, as shown, I could position the laminate, then remove the cord starting with the loop nearest the center of the counter.
Hayes Rutherford, Coolin, ID
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #29