bow/curve fronted drawers.

Discussion in 'Kitchen Fitters' Talk' started by cosworth, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. cosworth

    cosworth New Member

    hello all.

    a company i fit for wanted me to fit laminate tops on curved fronted drawer units when i have only seen them used with granite or solid tops.
    i refused the fit as i dont think this is a good idea at all.
    i'd have to use a 900 top ripped and curved at front edge witch would mean edging a whole wall lenghth of top that at the corner would need mitreing into the other tops which have post form fronts,, so square meets round at the mitre.
    this was a big decision has it could possibly cost me a contract but the money was very low for the fit and im not prepared to ruing my repitation for what i think is a crazy idea.
    anyone agree or would you have done it this way???
  2. blueassedfly!

    blueassedfly! New Member

    Did you empty both barells? one into each foot!:(
    why did you not suggest square edged laminate with an ABS edging on all runs? there is always room for compramise, although i do agree with sticking to your guns as a pro, but you have to pick your battles, especially on contract work! :)
  3. the best (probably)

    the best (probably) New Member

    yes this is easily done (but time consuming). you need to edge all tops with pp edging,not laminate.make template for curves rout top and edge .apply pp edge to back of 600 tops ie postform is now to wall. then do butt and scribe as normal.hope this helps.they should provide polypropylene edging.
  4. cosworth

    cosworth New Member

    i agree it can be done but im not prepared to do this on a fit thats worth £1200 with a breakfast bar as well, and about 18/20 units!
    ive never used the pp edging though.. is it like the plastic ABS edge as ive used that??
  5. Binfield Carpenter

    Binfield Carpenter New Member

    When I come across this sort of thing I subcontract the worktop to specialist such as Cotops. They have huge great computer controlled routers that produce any shape and then apply the edging under factory conditions. If it goes wrong they fix it. Needless to say, it isn't cheap so has to be factored into the job price but results are always spot on.

    If a design needs it but the price does not allow for specialist I will only do it on a 'best endeavour/your risk' basis that has been explicitly agreed in writing. Writing down all the risks usually discourages the client and they do a quick redesign.

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