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Posted: 06/23/20 03:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As to the stove, that is a drop in that doesn’t need side shielding. Because the actual burners generate heat at or above the counter no side shielding is needed.


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Posted: 06/23/20 08:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BigRabbitMan wrote:

As to the stove, that is a drop in that doesn’t need side shielding. Because the actual burners generate heat at or above the counter no side shielding is needed.




The black pieces that the pots sit on are above the white porcelain. We usually don't cook anything on high heat, so it should not be a problem. However, raising the entire drop in cook top by about 1/2" or so, would give more space between the pot and the black walnut, especially if we are using a large pot that overhangs the stove.

I'll have another look at it just to make sure I am comfortable with it.

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I would think there would be more concern with what the black walnut is treated with than the walnut itself. Some finishes will off gas and are very flammable.

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PastorCharlie wrote:

I would think there would be more concern with what the black walnut is treated with than the walnut itself. Some finishes will off gas and are very flammable.



I would think it would be a little tough to light up a counter top just from off gassing.

Then again, I suppose stranger things have happened. I've used a lot of Lacquer over the years, and fortunately never had a problem, and never want to.

Some of the inside will get Lacquer, but it probably won't be all at once.

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Here's another shot of some black walnut that has 2 different finishes on it. This just has more coats than it did last time I posted it.

The top half has been coated with Lacquer, and the lower portion has Por 15, Clear, on it.

The bottom part was darker to start with, and you can see that on the upper portion towards the right. This is actually the same board, with a section in the center about 2" with no coating.



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Q and A time, folks.

The wife threw a monkey wrench into my plans today. She suggested possibly, putting both the sink and the stove top on the same side. This would be on the drivers side, with the sink on the left, closest to the shower wall, to help shorten the plumbing runs.

That would allow the other side completely clear, which would amount to just a touch over 6 feet of free counter space, instead of 42 inches free on each side.

Give me some pro's and con's of doing it either way. Some one probably has thought of something we haven't.

Sink indicated on the left by a piece of plywood.



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Well, when I cook I like to have room next to the stove for ingredients, utensils etc. and I would think you would want room next to the sink for dish drain rack etc.

I don’t know if this applies to you and your wife, but what if you were cooking something and she was using the sink at the same time? Would you be bumping into each other with either setup?

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Just thought of this as well; how will cutting two holes, and having the weight of a sink full of water, and the stove with pans etc. affect the counter? Might have to do a little more support underneath?

Are there going to be cabinets underneath?

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That's what I mentioned in an earlier post. That's how our RV is setup but, of course, there is a back splash behind and not cabinets or shelves. I can't imagine how your current setup would work. We also have a longer counter to work with, a narrow 2 burner gas cooktop and no counter on the other side providing better work space. On the opposite side we have a 2 seat bar setup against the wall for dining (big window with a nice view) and the fridge. Small work triangle and plenty of space for prep. You don't need a dish rack for drying. Clean as you go and then the after dinner dishes for 2 people is easy enough to wash and dry right out of the sink or set on a dish towel beside the sink.


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In the S&B, the sink and the cooktop are opposite each other. In the MH, the sink and stove are on opposite ends of the same counter. Both configurations work just fine. I would move the sink about 6" or so closer to the wall. You don't really need the space between the sink and the wall and the added room between the sink and cooktop would be more useful.
BTW, where are you going to put the trash bin? We have found that having the trash bin directly below the prep area is very convenient. A lot less messy to just scrape the scraps into the trash than to pick them up and carry them to another location.


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