Friday, August 22, 2008

Removing countertops

Who knows what wonderful surprises lurk under old work? Ah, yes, more surprises here in the Bangor Foursquare... Thom was concerned about how much time removing the countertops was going to take this weekend - he is worried that between removing the sink and putting in the new ones, we will run out of time. Moreover, it's the American Folk Festival this weekend here in Bangor and I know he wants to go down to that at least a few times.  So I thought I'd do a bit of a dry-run with the small piece of countertop that is by the side of the outside door. What I found was that actually removing it wasn't all that difficult but that getting to the two screws (yes, they only put in two) was what was the most challenging - strange angles and such. Anyway, after about 10 minutes I got it out to find this nice surprise. 

I'm assuming they did this to accommodate the adjacent door but it's just ridiculous. Why would you cut out the plaster (on both sides, mind you) and part of the door frame to put in a stupid formica countertop. How idiotic. So, drywall patching once again...sigh. At least we know it's easy to take them out, right?

1 comment:

sarah said...

Oh dear. Classic. At least it sounds like you have your sense of humor back! Hopefully the rest of them will be that quick & easy. We are so slow this week - with being away and all, we are the world's slowest concrete pourers! Maybe we'll have X-Mas on the deck - and I'm sure your counters will be in before we get anywhere significant!