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Old 01-07-2015, 10:07 AM   #1
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Reinforced walls for 19

Any suggestions on what walls to reinforce and why you chose those walls?

I am thinking about having two walls reinforced, 1 and 6. Kitchen wall and driver side front wall. Kitchen for spices, cooking items. Front wall for coat rack.

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Old 01-07-2015, 10:18 AM   #2
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Formica choice?

Also, going with standard fabric, possibly formica. Has any one chosen a lighter formica, that matches well with standard fabric?

Looking for ideas!

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Depending on your stove set up and/or stove cover, there may not be room for spice racks on the kitchen side of that wall. Also there are 2 exposed surfaces to that wall and it is a narrow wall so be clear to ETI which side you want reinforced. All the other wall locations only have one exposed surface.
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Spices are best stored in a cool, dark place, not next to or above burners.
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Any suggestions on what walls to reinforce and why you chose those walls?

I am thinking about having two walls reinforced, 1 and 6. Kitchen wall and driver side front wall. Kitchen for spices, cooking items. Front wall for coat rack.

Thank you!

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We reinforced wall 6 and wall 2. The one by the foot of the bed for a TV mount, and the one at the dinetter for Umbra hooks or whatever.
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:54 PM   #6
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Spices are best stored in a cool, dark place, not next to or above burners.
Good point! Burners are close to mounting anything on stove side.
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Also, going with standard fabric, possibly formica. Has any one chosen a lighter formica, that matches well with standard fabric?

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We (actually, my artist wife) decided to go with the standard fabric for now. It's replaceable. The valences at the windows are not as easy to replace, but do-able.
The formica is a different matter, because it is permanent. We looked at formica choices online, then went to our local big orangebox store to look at samples (also, pick up free small samples). When we went to ETI, we took our choice with us, and selected a trim/edging color as well.
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Also, going with standard fabric, possibly formica. Has any one chosen a lighter formica, that matches well with standard fabric?

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The fabric is a matter of taste. Almost any fabric is "replaceable". We went with a Sunbrella Fabric and if we need to repair or replace cushions in the future, we'll just order it and have a local upholstery shop do it. As for Formica, check out the following link:

Formica Laminate Swatches - Samples

You can order a sample of any of them. The samples are about 6" x 8". We ordered 4 samples and once we had them next to the fabric swatch the choosing part was easy.
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Be aware that the reinforced walls are not reinforced all the way to the outer shell - the inner plywood stops short of that and is just a straight edged board. Might ask ETI how wide the reinforcing board is when you discuss it; I found out when I tried to put a screw in a "reinforced wall" close the the shell for a shelf support and discovered the wall was hollow there.
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Old 01-08-2015, 12:08 PM   #10
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On our 19' the reinforced walls are simply pieces of plywood placed between the pine framework. Also they are in the top 2/3 of the wall, not extending to the floor. I checked and that was the standard in Aug of 2014.
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