Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 35

Thread: I need some help

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Posts
    2,380

    I need some help

    I bought new countertop for our kitchen. It is a laminate top. I custom ordered it to fit. Our old one had one round corner so I ordered the new one with the same 6" radius corner. They told me several times to make sure of the radius size because if it came in wrong it could not be returned. I had a 6 " round circle piece of cardboard I use out in the shop and it matched my old countertop perfectly.
    So tonight I tore out the sink and old countertop. Brought the first section in and it looks great. Then brought in the section with the round corner and there is no way this is a 6" radius. I'm just sick. I placed a couple straight edges on it for reference and took a photo. Is this my fault? This radius looks to be about 14-15 inches.
    Last photo was my old top.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1023 (Small).JPG 
Views:	73 
Size:	82.4 KB 
ID:	71376Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1024 (Small).JPG 
Views:	75 
Size:	77.8 KB 
ID:	71377Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1025 (Small).JPG 
Views:	71 
Size:	80.9 KB 
ID:	71378Click image for larger version. 

Name:	countertop (Small).jpg 
Views:	69 
Size:	22.2 KB 
ID:	71379
    It's not what you achieve in life...It's what you overcome!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    30,014
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Baugues View Post
    ...I had a 6 " round circle piece of cardboard I use out in the shop and it matched my old countertop perfectly...
    I hate to tell you this, but a 6" circle has a 3" radius. I'll bet the new countertop will fit a 12" circle (a 6" radius).

    Can the corner of the cabinet be rounded to fit and re-stained??
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Posts
    2,380
    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I'll bet the new countertop will fit a 12" circle (a 6" radius).
    Yes, Vaughn, I'm realising my mistake now...feeling pretty stupid. I will probably have to go order a new top.

    Thanks
    Last edited by Tom Baugues; 10-30-2012 at 10:58 PM.
    It's not what you achieve in life...It's what you overcome!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    30,014
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Baugues View Post
    No, It's larger than that also.
    Yeah, I was looking at the pics after I wrote that and thought that might be the case. If it's not the 6" radius you ordered, perhaps you have some ammo for negotiations with the supplier?
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Delton, Michigan
    Posts
    17,471
    tom take and make a circle on paper or cardboard with a pencil and string that is using a 6" radius which is half the diameter of a circle then compare the curve you have and the paper one you made. let us see how it compares to your counter top..
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Posts
    2,380
    I know I told them 6 inch diamater However it was ordered as a 6 inch radius. Which like you said...is completely different.
    It's not what you achieve in life...It's what you overcome!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Delton, Michigan
    Posts
    17,471
    go in nice and see what they will do tom,,
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Posts
    5,011
    This top will look nice in the garage after the new one is installed

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Rochester Hills, MI
    Posts
    940
    Sorry to hear that!

    I've fabricated a LOT of counter tops and when I saw 6" radius, I knew something was wrong. That's a huge radius for a counter top. I hope they can do something for you.
    "The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten"

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Posts
    2,380
    Well, feeling pretty stupid right now. I'm going to have to just take this one on the chin. What really sucks is now I have no kitchen sink either untill this is done. We are also scheduled to host Thanksgiving here for our family this year. I'm not in a good place here.
    It's not what you achieve in life...It's what you overcome!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •