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Archive for December, 2010

In which we actually succeed in making a zinc counter for the kitchen island and it looks GOOD!!! Sunday morning we took off the weights, unscrewed the counter top from the island, and flipped it over. The next step in the zinc bending was harder – we needed to fold the zinc under and up […]

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During our extended kitchen design phase, we considered zinc for the whole kitchen, but ultimately we decided on a lovely greenish velvet finish granite. The island had to be different because Import Tile didn’t have an island-sized slab of the granite (islands are typically 30+ inches deep, vs. kitchen counters, which are 24-25 inches deep). […]

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Measure your island and add a bit – enough for a lip. We added an inch one way and three inches the other, allowing for a half-inch gap on three sides and a 2/12 inch overhang on the fourth side (where the walnut bar will attach).   Measure, mark, and cut your plywood. If you’re […]

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There are, according to the manufacturer, two ways to edge a wall in glass block: one is with mortar, the other, with channels that you purchase. The guy at Lowe’s recommended the channel approach as sturdier, so that’s what we did. It’s really not that hard. First, you attach the channel to the wall with […]

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I’ve always been a plaster girl – spackle, joint compound, or my recent discovery, 20-minute mud – you name it, I can use it to good effect. Caulk? Not so much. It’s plastic-y, you have to use that squeeze gun thingy, and it gets all over the place. This weekend, however, I found myself enthralled […]

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