In preparation for Thanksgiving week family/pie festivities the white board in the kitchen is teaming with lists of things that need to be procured, prepared, cleaned, and my favorite category, finished. And when I say finished I mean waaay over due to be finished
The counter-tops in our kitchens are made of Paperstone. We had them installed for about five years now and I love it. Hard, durable, looks like stone, think lab tables. There are two small counters on either side of the stove, a long counter with a sink, and a matching length counter as an island.
We attached the paperstone tops directly to the 3/4" ply carcasses we built. We had large shop-like drawers made, two drawers in each unit, 12 in all. The drawers we designed to have sliding trays inside, but this brings me to the point of today's post. Unfinished projects.
When we were working on the house we refereed to it as being "functionally done". Meaning, it does everything you want it to, there are simply some finishing details that never quite made it off the list.
One of the counters in our kitchen was a perfect example. The piece of paperstone that made the island counter-top was never attached. If you live here you get used to knowing not to lean on it as it will slide. Guests always got a litle surprise.
This week in the flurry of Thanksgiving prep we fianlly did something about it. By drilling and placing four pegs on the underside of counter top that aligned to the four corners of the cabinet carcass we were able to "pin" it in place. Worked like a charm. I used a little duct tape to beef up the pegs and snug the fit, a little shout out to my burner friends perhaps.