Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-14-2016, 07:48 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
North of 49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 697
Revisiting the sink cover

Our trailer didn't come with sink covers, and I found the price for the factory ones prohibitively expensive, so I went about and made a set out of some 3/4" pine shelving I had lying around. They were okay, but I still wasn't happy with them:



So I thought I'd stain them to match the rest of cabinetry. The stain color was close enough, but IMHO they looked even worse:



I shopped around and bought the biggest polyethylene cutting board I could find. This one is 18" x 24" x 1/2" of food-grade poly:



I made a template, threw it out and made another one... over and over until I got one that I was happy with. This is the key; that little jog at the top of the larger sink is a pain to deal with, and only with a proper template can you get it to fit. Polyethylene can be worked with woodworking tools, and fortunately I have a decent table saw and sander to get the edges straight and smooth.



A couple of 1" holes make it easy to remove the two parts of the cover.



Cross another one off the list.
__________________

__________________
Geoff & Jill
& Sierra, the little white monster
2013 Ford F-150 XTR SC Ecoboost
2015 Jayco Jay Flight 24FBS
Winnipeg, Manitoba
North of 49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2016, 08:31 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
BigJohnD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Florien, LA
Posts: 1,709
And it looks as good or better than factory. Very good. Sink covers is one thing we have never used in any Rv, especially if you full time like us and constantly use the sink. But, if you need them, the route you took is probably best, unless you don't have the means to make them.
__________________

__________________
John and Rebecca Dickson
Emma-9 / Little John-6 / Iva-2
2013 Ford F-350 Lariat FX4, CC LB PSD, DRW
2015 Jayco Jay Flight 28BHBE (#8)
BigJohnD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2016, 10:08 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Mid-Mi
Posts: 1,457
Great job!!!
__________________
Bubba J- '13 Chevy Silverado 2500HD LT CCSB 4x4 6.0

'16 Jay Flight 32 BHDS ELITE 32 BHDS MODS Reese DC HP

WDH SET UP. HOW A WDH WORKS. CAT SCALE HOW TO.
need-a-vacation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2016, 11:32 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Southwest VA
Posts: 95
Ha! I did the same last weekend. Great minds think alike.

gocarp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2016, 11:35 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Southwest VA
Posts: 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by North of 49 View Post
Polyethylene can be worked with woodworking tools, and fortunately I have a decent table saw and sander to get the edges straight and smooth.

I used a jigsaw and a Dremel. The right tools make any job easier.
gocarp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2016, 09:45 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
North of 49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 697
Thanks, everyone. I was originally thinking of a butcher block look with the wooden cover, but like I said, I wasn't happy with it. And with the wood not being sealed, any water dripping from the faucet was starting to stain it. But since my only investment in that project was my time, I wasn't too concerned about scrapping it.

The poly covers give the sink a more finished look and hide any stuff that may be in the sink. Plus, counter space is at a premium in pretty much any RV, so having more of that makes things so much easier. Next, I'm contemplating whether it's worth it for us to get a cover for the stove.

The 1/2" thickness of the poly lets it sit a little more flush with the edge of the sink, while the 3/4" thick pine sat up a little too high. All in all, I'm happy with the way it turned out, and if it ever needs replacing, I'll use this as a template for the next one.
__________________
Geoff & Jill
& Sierra, the little white monster
2013 Ford F-150 XTR SC Ecoboost
2015 Jayco Jay Flight 24FBS
Winnipeg, Manitoba
North of 49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2016, 09:39 AM   #7
Member
 
LynnAllen02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Long Island
Posts: 57
Brown sink cover

Looks great!

We got ours this week from Amazon, we chose Brown (cooked meats color for food).

We are going to work on this weekend.

https://www.amazon.com/Winco-x24-Cut...ng+board+brown

One question though, how does it travel down the road? Does it stay there or do you have to store it?
__________________
2016 Jay Flight SLX 212 QBW
Chevy Silverado 1500
LynnAllen02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2016, 09:48 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Denver
Posts: 1,493
I actually really like the pine version at the top of the thread. When you see that, you think 'custom' immediately. I might have to go that route when I do mine.
__________________
2016 27BHS Elite
2012 F-150 EcoBoost / Max Tow (Sold)
2017 'Blue Jeans' 6.2 F-250 Lariat 4.3 gears.
bansai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2016, 09:55 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
mike837go's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Campbell Hall
Posts: 2,837
I did similar:





I didn't trim the right side of the board, so it hangs over the smaller bowl of the sink.
__________________
TT 2015 19RD "TheJayco"
TV 2003 F-350 "Montblanc" - Housebroken chore truck


Sitting in The Cheap Seats.
And proud of it!
mike837go is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2016, 09:13 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
North of 49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 697
Quote:
Originally Posted by bansai View Post
I actually really like the pine version at the top of the thread. When you see that, you think 'custom' immediately. I might have to go that route when I do mine.
Yeah, I was thinking of leaving them like that, and maybe treating them somehow so they look like a butcher block. But then I ruined them by staining and I didn't have any more 3/4" wood so I went with the poly cutting board. When I left them untreated, they were getting water stains from the occasional drip from the faucet.

Quote:
One question though, how does it travel down the road? Does it stay there or do you have to store it?
They stay in place quite well; since that part of the kitchen is almost directly over the wheels, there's very little bouncing. They don't fit tightly at all in the indent in the sink lip so they do slide a bit, but they don't bounce out at all.
__________________

__________________
Geoff & Jill
& Sierra, the little white monster
2013 Ford F-150 XTR SC Ecoboost
2015 Jayco Jay Flight 24FBS
Winnipeg, Manitoba
North of 49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.