March 1, 1995
From cutting a hole in the counter to attaching the faucets and drain, a master plumber shows the way
November 1, 1994
Installing marble or granite countertops isn't easy, especially when the counter has a hole in it for a sink. Any undue strain on the stone will crack the fragile, narrow…
September 1, 1994
Solid, durable and attractive, an uncommon countertop can be cast from common materials
March 1, 1994
Q: I’m building an L-shaped countertop in my kitchen, and I want to know how to make a diagonal cut in the plastic laminate for a good corner seam. Joe Carlucci,…
The peninsula is a favorite device of mine for making the transition from kitchen to family room. But I have always had trouble connecting the stubby end of the bar…
November 1, 1993
Synthetic materials can be worked like wood and polished like stone
July 1, 1993
When cutting the hole for a sink in a laminated countertop, care must be taken to keep the cutout from falling. If it falls, the cutout can tear away a…
January 1, 1993
Like most folks, I use self-tapping drywall-type screws for attaching plywood countertop substrate to the cabinets. They go in fast and hold tight, but they also lift up a bit…
The secret is to glue on oversized pieces, then trim them flush.
July 1, 1992
Cutting shears and spray adhesive are among the tricks that make the job easier
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