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Unread 11-20-2004, 10:00 PM   #31
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Mud Man?

Well,

The girlfriend is dead set against the slope, and after taking this long to put the counter in, I'm not arguing.

What would the difference be between mud and wonderboard at this point?

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Unread 11-21-2004, 09:17 AM   #32
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C'mon, WM, a tile countertop is forever, girlfriends come and go.

One of the biggest advantages of a mud top is that you can make the height precicely correct for the tile thickness and trim, where that's of concern.

You also have the advantage of it being easy to install and the ability to make the top near perfectly flat for your tiling. These are good things.

Perhaps the most inportant thing of all is that you'll be able to call yourownself a mud man - so long as nobody axes for a lot of details.
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Unread 11-22-2004, 01:51 PM   #33
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Meanwhile, I'm still thinkin.....

I have been called worse than "mud man".

I was never able to find any metal strip that would fit these caps. Do you think that Thinset and the apron will be OK?
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Unread 11-29-2004, 12:07 PM   #34
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Final Stretch!

I have re-engineered this project one more time using a combination of Shaughnn's suggestions, John's and my original idea.

I moved that 1X apron down flush with the cabinet frame (horizontal deck) and attached a C-Shaped metal strip to the horizontal edge overhanging as was suggested in a post.. It doesn't fit perfectly (it grabs the inside rabbit on the outside edge of the box cap, and grabs the outer edge of the cap on the counter side), but holds the caps straight and tight. The inner ledge of the metal C-molding is visible, but will be covered up in the installation.

This way I have metal under the Cap and my wooden Apron where I want it.

What do you think?

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Unread 11-29-2004, 12:34 PM   #35
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Looks like it will work. That metal usually goes on the vertical edge and is used to align V-caps. Back in the box cap days they didn't have anything like that. I think you're fine, though.
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Unread 11-29-2004, 08:21 PM   #36
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Way to innovate William!,
That's not quite what I had in mind but it should work.
Congrats on the first hurdle. See you in the home stretch!
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