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Old 04-13-2016, 03:13 PM   #351
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After all that it's nice that it looks good. Duly noted, get poster laminated.

Just noticed that you don't have the optional drawer under the closet. That drawer is so handy to have. Since you're a handy guy and always doing projects.......

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Old 04-13-2016, 03:18 PM   #352
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Wow, Myron, that frig door looks pretty darn cool! How the heck did you decide on that one image? I'm sure you had tons to choose from.

I've bookmarked that page so I can refer to it later. As well as the company you got it from. Dang - more ideas rolling around in my head. Now to just get our trailer so I can start using it and figuring out what all to do with it.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:28 PM   #353
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It's the North rim of the Grand Canyon. Choosing an image was a little like choosing a favorite beer. Decided on soft, pastellish colors first, and an image that would offset the somewhat claustrophobic feeling all that close interior oak paneling does to me.


Sounds like a good justification for a trip to the tools store for one of them little vibration cutting power tools, Ron.
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Old 04-13-2016, 04:45 PM   #354
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Very nice poster!
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:51 AM   #355
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I liked Jonís addition to his refrigerator door so much I had to go do the same thing to mine. Emailed my image file to the same folks, PosterBrain, Jon used.

They did a great job, my 20x30Ē poster arrived in just a few days. It then became apparent I should have added lamination to my order, to best protect it from wear from my door strap, splashes, food-fights, etc.

What to do? Staples does lamination. I got it done there for under 5 bucks but... it is only 3 mil thick. The stiffest they laminated, 10 mil, was to legal size. I got my poster laminated there anyway. It was clear the poster was not stiff enough to stand up in the door. Should I glue the poster to some really thin board?

My solution was buy a cover sheet of Plexiglas, even though at 1/16th of an inch it was really much too thick for the fridge door track. I made it work, by filing and using a Dremel sander. If youíre thinking about it, I do not advise going this route.

Thickness is key. The black fridge trim pops off with a gentle screwdriver but if your insert is too thick will make you pay, fight you tooth and nail.
Ok Myron you got me . Going to steal yours and Jon's idea . Just need to pick a picture . I had to paint my door black because the silver got scratched accidentally . Pat
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Old 04-14-2016, 01:18 AM   #356
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Sounds like a good justification for a trip to the tools store for one of them little vibration cutting power tools, Ron.
Guys need a reason to go out and buy tools?

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Old 04-14-2016, 08:48 AM   #357
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Looks good! The lamination on mine was very thin, but makes it easier to clean & prevents scratches. I used spray adhesive to attach mine to 1/8" Foamcore. I don't know if that will be too thick to fit your door - it was tough getting it into the slots on the 5 cu ft fridge.
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Hmm, so the poster guys' lamination wasn't at least 10 mil? Was wondering about that. Excepting the fact that foamcore is flexible and easy to shave I'm certain it would not fit in my fridge track. 1/16th was hard enough.
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Hmm, so the poster guys' lamination wasn't at least 10 mil? Was wondering about that. Excepting the fact that foamcore is flexible and easy to shave I'm certain it would not fit in my fridge track. 1/16th was hard enough.
Myron definely won't go in track . Before I painted plastic door front , I was going to put the same Formica from counters on door . The black frame couldn't hold the Formica . Frame is not very robust at all . Can't even use foam board . I guess will give them a call about their lamination before I decide to go that route . But I definely like the idea of putting picture on door front . Pat
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I did consider gluing my poster to the (back) of the original thin gray metal sheet. Didn't do it and opted instead for the Plexiglas just because I thought the 3 mil lamination wasn't robust enough protection and, was nervous about air pockets and ruining the print. You're right about the very flimsy side trim. I broke one of the tabs. Good news is Weldon #16 solvent cement for joining Acrylic seems compatible with the plastic. But was also able to switch the trim so the bad one wasn't on the door opening side.


Also considered drilling holes for an anchor screw to keep the trim in place. If it turns out the trim won't stay attached I may yet need to do that. Come to think of it, if they could laminate at 10 mil the poster might be too stiff to roll into a tube for shipment.
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