I went with my parents last week to look at the three pieces of granite that
came in for their countertop. Turned out on inspection all had through
cracks and were scrap. After checking around, there was no more granite like
it in the country and they would have to wait at least three more months for
another chuck to come from Russia. Needless to say, Mom has been without a
kitchen for almost forever by now and I wanted her to have a countertop of
some type, if for nothing else than to protect the cabinets until the real
granite one is made months from now.
It is amazing what you can do with a sheet of 3/4" plywood and some MacTack
(sp?). From 5' it looks real.
Faux man Dave.
(Yes that is an LN calander I gave my Mom on the fridge...)
Looks plenty real to me. But I didn't see a countertop anywhere in that
Oh! There's the countertop.
Fabulous work, David.
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Indeed. Now that's something to gloat about ;-)
Nice job w/ the pseudo marble too. Wish I could see more
of the process instead of just the end result. Can't see
how you go from step one to the result, but I have problems
thinking after step one :-)
I have always known it as MacTac, but apparently the generic name is Contact
Paper. It is a peel and stick plastic sheeting. I have about $10 of it on
this countertop. I don't expect it to last, it was more of a joke for my Mom
and it only has to last a month or two until the real countertop is made.
Hey, My Mom laughed when she saw the countertop and gave me a big hug, that
it will fail over time does not really matter. The plywood substrate will
protect the cabinets from any spill.
*BOTH* 'MACtac' and 'Contact' are trademarked brand names.
The 'generic' is "self-adhesive shelf-liner".
Today the 'MACtac' name applies to an entire line of materials, most of which
are commercial 'raw material' for various kinds of sign- and label-making.
I'm not sure if they're still making the consumer product under that name.
On Sun, 19 Sep 2004 04:23:24 GMT, "David F. Eisan"
Yeah, your shop elf will do right fine.
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Why buy Russian granite? We produce a lot of granite domestically,
including nice stuff from right here in Minnesota's "Granite City" St.
Cloud, as well as nearby Rockville and other towns. In fact, we're
fairly surrounded by granite quarries. They made Dale Earnhart's tomb
from local granite in fact.;)
Something special about the black granite with quartz she likes from Russia.
When the company owner said, "Well, we can start from scratch, and find a
different granite". My Dad and I both said, "NO!", we will wait for what Mom
wants!. She has changed her mind ten different times. We were both happy
that she finally found what she likes. We will wait...
David, who does not want to look at any more granite samples....
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