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Old 04-07-2018, 10:24 PM   #1
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Custom Formica - Fridge doors

ETI gave us the left over custom Formica from our counter tops and table. Balsalt Slate. I used it for panels on the fridge. I can reverse the panels if there is ever a need to go back to the original oak color. We are happy with it.
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:27 PM   #2
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Sleek!!! I'm planning to use leftover Formica for a backsplash. Some nice person posted a pic but the reference is at home and I'm not.
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Old 04-08-2018, 12:06 AM   #3
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Nice to see what a black fridge looks like.
My wife would rather not have fake wood on the fridge door so it will soon match our counter as well. All will be done in a textured black including a smaller new table just for the two of us.
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Sleek!!! I'm planning to use leftover Formica for a backsplash. Some nice person posted a pic but the reference is at home and I'm not.
Might of been me . Very easy to do . I undid the screw cover and undid screws behind stove . Cut piece you need plus a little extra to tuck in behind the Vent and tuck in about 1/4 extra there on counter and enough behind Vent .You just bend formica to do you tucking . Rescrew the screws , put caps back on done . I did find a plastic edge to put on too. Should of told you cut piece to go up behind Vent as far it will go , then 1/4 in longer to go behind the counter piece . Put top behind Vent first bend Formica and put 1/4 piece in behind the counter piece . Pat
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refrigerator cover

Great look for frig, Sowen23! Has anyone done the same on the 6.7 cf frig with the curved front, as in the 2016 Classic 21' style? I tried using a poster to update look of stainless, but that didn't work. Need new ideas or suggestions for changing the look.
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Might of been me . Very easy to do . I undid the screw cover and undid screws behind stove . Cut piece you need plus a little extra to tuck in behind the Vent and tuck in about 1/4 extra there on counter and enough behind Vent .You just bend formica to do you tucking . Rescrew the screws , put caps back on done . I did find a plastic edge to put on too. Should of told you cut piece to go up behind Vent as far it will go , then 1/4 in longer to go behind the counter piece . Put top behind Vent first bend Formica and put 1/4 piece in behind the counter piece . Pat
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Ah yes, that's it. I need to get the edging and bring it with me. My 17 has two large tables so I won't know til I get to chilliwack if there's enough left.

Pat, what's the process/tool for cutting the Formica? Thanks.
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:48 AM   #8
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That looks great. I am contemplating doing ours with stainless steel. For me, the appeal of adding a custom panel is that it helps break up an otherwise wall of wood finish.
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Ah yes, that's it. I need to get the edging and bring it with me. My 17 has two large tables so I won't know til I get to chilliwack if there's enough left.

Pat, what's the process/tool for cutting the Formica? Thanks.
To get a nice straight cut , I used my table saw . You could use other saws too. I also use the blue painters tape where it's going cut through . Pat.
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We did the same to our frig fairly soon after getting it. We both really like the look of it and it goes quite nicely with the Peel & Stick backsplash I put up in less than a week after getting it (first thing I did in the trailer was put up the backsplash).
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