Can I reset Vanity Top onto particle board with residue caulk?


Last week I transformed a horrible looking writing desk in Part 2 of my Road-Rescue Series. Today I’m going to show you exactly how I repaired the top by sharing some easy tips on how to remove veneer.

Although it looks like a big job, with these quick tips, removing veneer is not as hard as you might think.

A little 101 on the topic… a lot of furniture is veneered. And just because the veneer is peeling, scratched or damaged doesn’t mean the furniture can’t be salvaged and re-styled to be beautiful again.

If the veneer is in fairly good shape with just some minor flaws; uplifted areas can be glued back down, gaps and cracks in the veneer can be filled in with wood filler, and scratches can be sanded out… just don’t sand through the veneer like I did on a previous project!

If the veneer is in really rough shape, removing the veneer and painting or staining the wood underneath can turn your piece into a show stopper! Here’s the same writing desk...

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Replacing a bathroom vanity sink isn't as hard as you think. After all, bathroom vanity units can be installed anywhere stop valves and drain lines fit inside. With two to three hours, a few basic skills, and a short list of supplies, you can give your bathroom a whole new look. Our guide for how to replace a bathroom vanity shows you how to install both a single-piece vanity and a drop-in sink.

How to choose a bathroom vanity and sink.

Installing a bathroom sink in a vanity is made easier by the fact that the supply lines and the drain all remain hidden within a cabinet. If the cabinet has no back, simply attach it to the wall so it encloses the plumbing. If the cabinet has a back, you'll need to measure and cut three holes for the two supply lines and the...

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When sealing for bed bugs, you need to look at each and every section with a critical eye. If you think to yourself, “Gee that is a pretty small crack, and I don’t even know how deep it goes… Do I need to seal it?”

Then the answer is YES, if there is any doubt, seal it! The tighter you seal your home the less likely you are going to get bed bugs.

Remember, if your neighbor exterminated, where are they going to go? To the first opening they can find in YOUR house! Plus, you’re sealing out spiders, roaches and other bugs, too! Sealing with caulk and expanding spray foam will save you money AND prevent the entrance of bugs! Wow, who would have thunk it?

When you caulk the outside of your house you need to get down on the ground and look up. Often, there are openings that are missed simply because we don’t see them from our perspective.

Pay special attention to where one surface meets another surface. In some older houses, the way the walks meet each other...

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A new bathroom vanity top is a major design and functional consideration in a bathroom remodeling project. With a little guidance, installing a vanity top yourself is relatively easy and can save a great deal of money. Leave 2 days for this project to allow for adhesives to dry. Be aware that you may need more than one set of hands as you install the sink and move the new counter into place.

When choosing a bathroom vanity top, it is important to choose a material that is suited for the continuing exposure to water that comes with a bathroom application. Some possibilities for bathroom vanity surfaces are ceramic, stone (granite, slate) and solid surface (Corian, Formica)

Step 1 - Remove Existing Vanity

Remove the existing vanity surface. Then check the level of the vanity cabinet and use shims to level out a cabinet that is not even.

Step 2 - Clean

Clean the cabinet frame with a damp, clean cloth.

Step 3 - Fit

Check the fit of...

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