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Konsort Plate/Cup rack

Post by Nigel Birch » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:04 pm

Does anyone know how the plate rack is fixed in a Konsort? The veneer of ours is in a bad way because of water from the tap over the years. I'd like to take it out and replace with but the fixings are not obvoius.....

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Re: Konsort Plate/Cup rack

Post by rhumlady » Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:53 pm

Is it from the cockpit locker by any chance Nigel? It is so long since I removed it I can't remember.
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Post by Nigel Birch » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:27 am

Yes maybe it is. There's some very puny looking wooden trim around the back of the box that looks like it's nailed into place. I'll take it off next weekend and report back....
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Post by rhumlady » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:52 pm

Actually you may well have hit the nail on the head so to speak as i do seem to remember removing panel pins but as Rhumlady was not factory completed it may not be the same as yours.
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Re: Konsort Plate/Cup rack

Post by Nigel Birch » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:01 pm

Yep the trim in the cockpit locker prevents you pulling it forward. There is also a 18mm square batten behind the face of the rack that the whole thing is glued too :( in end brute force came into play....

I can't make my mind up whether to replace it with a another piece of venereed ply (cheap) or get a bit of plastic cut to the same form, more expensive but no more potential for water damage....
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Post by rhumlady » Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:21 pm

The glue these days just isn't the same. Did you manage to rip off some of the outer layer of the ply?
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Post by Nigel Birch » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:44 pm

Yes I did also removing the batten between sink and fridge was a case of the batten glue being stronger than the Formica top....
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Re: Konsort Plate/Cup rack

Post by Nigel Birch » Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:20 pm

A half sheet of Sapele faced marine ply from Robbins timber is £150. So I'm thinking I might try to veneer a piece of structural ply from Wickes. I could either go for Iron on stuff or use PVA (several coats) and then apply with iron once the glue has tacked off. I'm not sure whether it's best to router my shapes in the face piece then apply veneer or arsy-versy.

Anyone done this?
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Re: Konsort Plate/Cup rack

Post by Jolly Roger » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:07 pm

You could just veneer the existing plywood. First you would need to remove any loose veneer and either patch veneer or fill and then apply the new veneer. You can buy small quantities on ebay, either to be glued or with heat sensitive glue applied. Alternatively you could use http://www.exotichardwoods.co.uk/Veneer_List/index.asp.

Accurately cut templates using flat paper to fit the insides of the box and trim most of the excess off from the openings. Finally you should be able to trim this closer in the openings with a very sharp knife and finally finish with sandpaper on a block.
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Re: Konsort Plate/Cup rack

Post by Nigel Birch » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:30 am

I think I'm coming round to the idea of using some kind of laminate. It would be nice to use a veneer but it will only get water damaged again over time....
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