All of the houses around here were build in 1900 to 1910. Lots of
them still have the old, built-in-place cabinets complete with the
metal sink bases with porcelein tops where the sides (area to air-dry
dishes) are one-piece with the sink bowls. These are probably from
the late 40s or 50s.
Back then, they built the counter-tops out of plywood. They layed
down a thin, rigid counter top on it, pretty much like a piece of
laminate if you were laminating something yourself. They held it in
place with a piece of metal (probably aluminum) trim. It went maybe
1/4 inch over the laminate and 1" down the side. It was nailed in
I can't use a standard counter top because I would then have to raise
the sink and I would have issues with draws on the returns. So I want
to just pull out the old laminate and replace it.
Does anyone who's work on this type of kitchen have any idea where I
can get any of the metal moulding that they used back then?
Thanks in advance.