Wednesday, February 22, 2012
After reading your comments, your very correct comments, I started on my next step, which is installing the countertop. I was looking for a video of someone installing an apron sink with a wood countertop and all the precautions one needs to take. We're installing it ourselves and it seems tricky even for carpenters!
I learned that I will have to dry fit the countertop with the cut-outs and then paint six coats of varnish on the top and bottom of the countertop. And each coat must dry 24 hours before the next coat can be applied.
John and I talked through all the steps:
remove sink and counter
install new sink
dry fit and cut countertop
use plywood in place of counter while we:
right before countertop install:
remove backsplash tiles and faucet
install counter top
weep into pillow
Have I mentioned that John works all the time? He works on a TV show and his hours are crazy! He may be getting a hiatus week coming up, but usually everything has to be done on a weekend.
So, after all that, I decided on the simplest, easiest to install tile. I need to be able to do it myself!
You deserve something for reading all of that, so I thought I'd show you a sink of dirty dishes! In a web-world of perfect projects and lovely homes, I thought I'd tell the truth. Which is that I'm too lazy to clean out the sink before I take a picture.