Anyone epoxied their kitchen countertops?

SlickStick

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Seems like a terrible idea I am almost certain to fuck up but this stuff has surprisingly good reviews:

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Would maybe consider moving to a lake house in a year or two if things play out right, so don't feel the need to dump a bunch of money into a kitchen remodel. Maybe do this, repaint the cabinets, replace the sink, and call it good enough with a cheap overhaul.
 
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FlyNReeLow

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Seems like a terrible idea I am almost certain to fuck up but this stuff has surprisingly good reviews:

Amazon Link

Would maybe consider moving to a lake house in a year or two if things play out right, so don't feel the need to dump a bunch of money into a kitchen remodel. Maybe do this, repaint the cabinets, replace the sink, and call it good enough with a cheap overhaul.
millions of videos on youtube. stone coat countertops
 

Ramathorn15

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Looks like I have about 75 sq ft of countertops... that takes a 4 gallon kit which is $450.

Granite may be $60/sq ft or more so $4,500 + installation. $7,500 or so just for countertops.

Find a starron/Corian dealer near you. We paid like $350 per 10' slab. Sucks to cut, but I still think it would be much easier than epoxy. Also lasts forever.
 

Ramathorn15

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how bad is the cutting and fabrication?

It's not terrible. Cut with circular saw and epoxy/clamps to do things like 90°. It comes in 1/2" sheets, so you have to epoxy a lip on to make it appear thicker. Then trim router it flush. Hardest part is keep the router bits/bearings from exploding and ruining your piece. I did our full kitchen with about 7 $10 Lowes bits, but if I were to do it again, I'd by the $100-200 purpose made bits.
 

FlyNReeLow

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Mar 14, 2000
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Central Coast, CALI
It's not terrible. Cut with circular saw and epoxy/clamps to do things like 90°. It comes in 1/2" sheets, so you have to epoxy a lip on to make it appear thicker. Then trim router it flush. Hardest part is keep the router bits/bearings from exploding and ruining your piece. I did a good bit with some $10 Lowes bits, but if I were to do it again, I'd by the $100-200 purpose made bits.
epoxy seems easier and less risk no?
 
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SlickStick

SlickStick

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Apr 7, 2002
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Orlando, FL
It's not terrible. Cut with circular saw and epoxy/clamps to do things like 90°. It comes in 1/2" sheets, so you have to epoxy a lip on to make it appear thicker. Then trim router it flush. Hardest part is keep the router bits/bearings from exploding and ruining your piece. I did our full kitchen with about 7 $10 Lowes bits, but if I were to do it again, I'd by the $100-200 purpose made bits.
You're greatly overestimating my abilities.
 

Ramathorn15

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Solid surface stuff is pretty much the same as working with wood. If you can make a plywood countertop, you can make a solid surface one. Just need the right glue and trim bits.
 

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