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Unread 07-26-2009, 03:19 PM   #1
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OK, I can't stand looking at it anymore and have to fix it. As you can see from the pictures when this counter was put in they just cut off the tile for the stove hole. I suspect this was an after the fact thing by the previous owner when they bought a new stove. I need to fix it, but not sure how. the best idea I can come up with is to chip out those cut edge pieces next to the stove and install proper bullnose edging to match the rest. there is a couple of complications: (1) because of the spacing I will need to notch the cabinet sides to 'set back' the bullnose by the stove sides. (2) the bullnose edging is 2 & 1/8" wide; the pieces I would have to cut out are 3.5" wide; I would have to end up putting a small 1.25" piece of filler tile in.

Sooo...please comment with a great different idea on a way to finish off this edge; or have I already come up with the best option?
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or you could just screw the feet down on the stove to raise it up so the tile dies into the higher stove.

that's one reason I hated tiling counters. the cabinet installers only allow a gap for a standard stove.
you can't put on a counter cap corner and return the counter trim to the back wall.
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Unread 07-26-2009, 05:20 PM   #3
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yes, that would help a little. But there is about a 1/4"-3/8" inch gap on both sides of the stove; so even that (raising stove) leaves a gap to see that sharp edge. Know it's probably silly, but I'm kind of anal about this kind of 'unfinished' work.
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too much work involved IMO.
and running bullnose back wont work well with the front counter trim.

buy a colored crumb thingy instead of the clear one. probably help hide it.
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Another option, get some stainless steel fab'd at a local fab shop.
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smooth the voids with glue. than paint it black.
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Unread 07-26-2009, 08:59 PM   #7
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If I didn't have that darn bullnose edge (bump) at the front the SS would be a great idea. Actually my fallback idea other than tearing the edge out is to make a sheet cover of stainless or laminate to match the contour and cover the end. I still think a bullnose edge and corner would look the most 'professional' of the ideas so far.
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Unread 07-26-2009, 09:06 PM   #8
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You could pull the stove out and trace the top of the counter-top, including the v-cap, on a piece of paper. Take this template to a fab shop. I'm sure they can make you something. I typically make a phone call and tell them my plan and try to get them to ballpark a price. One option anyway.
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