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Old 03-18-2018, 06:12 PM   #1
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Sink Filler Board

Doing a little Spring cleaning and my wife pulls out the sink filler board that she'd tucked away 4 years ago. She said at the time it wasn't something she'd ever use.

So she drew a curved line on it and said if I could cut it and she could get some water while it was on the sink she'd try it out.

So I cut it as instructed, like I always do, but it was still clunky so I added some lightness and I sealed the raw plywood edges because it's going to get wet.

So I'll see if it gets used or tucked away out of sight for another 4 years.

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Old 03-18-2018, 07:00 PM   #2
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Nice job. We just use the finger hole. Big enough to empty a cup or drop knives and forks through.
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Old 03-18-2018, 08:46 PM   #3
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What a great hubby !!!
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:11 AM   #4
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...She said at the time it wasn't something she'd ever use.
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Jan discovered early on that putting the filler board on the wardrobe drawer provides some useful counter space during meal prep and cleanup. Also for after-shower towel.

Our filler board was made from a particularly wretched piece of plywood--fill-sand-fill-sand-fill-sand... (first winter of retirement), then five coats of satin urethane for waterproofing.
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Jan discovered early on that putting the filler board on the wardrobe drawer provides some useful counter space during meal prep and cleanup. Also for after-shower towel.



Our filler board was made from a particularly wretched piece of plywood--fill-sand-fill-sand-fill-sand... (first winter of retirement), then five coats of satin urethane for waterproofing.


Nice! Added to my pending mods list. Thanks!
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Jan discovered early on that putting the filler board on the wardrobe drawer provides some useful counter space during meal prep and cleanup. Also for after-shower towel.

Our filler board was made from a particularly wretched piece of plywood--fill-sand-fill-sand-fill-sand... (first winter of retirement), then five coats of satin urethane for waterproofing.
Awesome idea, can't wait to see how it fits. One of my first mods was to paint black and poly the wretched plywood underneaths on the counter extensions, sink board, table, etc. This would be a great place to utilize the sink board when not needed in the kitchen.
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The 19' aisle is not as wide as the 21 and definitely smaller with the drawer open, not seeing that as something permanent while sitting still?
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The 19' aisle is not as wide as the 21 and definitely smaller with the drawer open, not seeing that as something permanent while sitting still?


Right. Usually, we leave the sink filler board on the sink. Board on the drawer adds a handy space while we're cooking or doing the dishes.
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Right. Usually, we leave the sink filler board on the sink. Board on the drawer adds a handy space while we're cooking or doing the dishes.
Thats what my thoughts were as well, not leaving in place after meal prep.
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Jan discovered early on that putting the filler board on the wardrobe drawer provides some useful counter space during meal prep and cleanup. Also for after-shower towel.

Our filler board was made from a particularly wretched piece of plywood--fill-sand-fill-sand-fill-sand... (first winter of retirement), then five coats of satin urethane for waterproofing.
That must have been one of those "ah-ha" moments to think of that.

I got a little extra counter space by making a flip-up counter top for the end of the bed. Works quite well. Later I got a piece of matching arborite from ETI so it'd match the counter top.

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