The perfect Formica for your teardrop.

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The perfect Formica for your teardrop.

Postby rainjer » Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:53 pm

I stoppped at a flooring store to look at Formica & came across these:
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These pattern where use in the 50's diners. Formica discontinued them 7-8 years ago. They have now added them back into the current patterns in new colors.

I will be ordering the blue one for my teardrop.
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:57 pm

I remember that old boomerang pattern in the 50's. A couple years ago Wilsonart advertised they could make plam in any pattern you desire for a premium price of about $60+ a 4x8 sheet. It can be a photo or a drawing. How about a pattern of teardrop trailers? It would be fun. Danny :D
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Postby rainjer » Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:28 am

You can still get custom p-lam from Wilsonart & Fromica. 4 X 8 & 4 X 12. It is about $3.00 s/f & 4-6 weeks out. Laminart also has some cool retro pattern.
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Postby Gage » Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:53 am

Boy, I just might have to redo my galley with that stuff.

Have a good day.

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Postby Miriam C. » Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:40 am

So guys,
Maybe we could all decide on a design and get them to make up a bunch with a discount. 8)

Something classical tearish.

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Postby Tiki Dude » Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:48 am

I build retro style boomerang tables and have added this classic design to the lineup. Retro designs and furniture are the new trend.

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Postby rainjer » Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:52 am

I am getting a price quote & verify sizes available. The place I can get it from will order it & have it shipped directly to you if you are interested.
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Postby Tiki Dude » Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:09 pm

Hi Rainjer,

Please let me know the prices and sizes you come up with. I will do the same on my end.

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Postby halfdome, Danny » Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:09 pm

The T&TTT logo would be a nice choice for custom plam. I'm sure E.B. Bradley or Eroko could order it.Danny :thumbsup:
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Postby rainjer » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:10 pm

The boomerang pattern listed above cost $1.89 s/f. You can get the following sizes.

30" X 48", 60", 72", 96", 120" or 144"
48" X 48", 60", 72", 96", 120" or 144"
60" X 48", 60", 72", 96", 120" or 144"

Shipping cost would be:
$10.00 handling + UPS cost. ($15-30 per sheet on average)
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Postby rainjer » Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:54 pm

Ok, I have more info on custom laminate patterns.

You can get:
36" X 96", 120" & 144"
48" X 96", 120" & 144"

Lead time 3-4 weeks.

You can get a single image (like a photo) or a repeated image (like wall paper).

Here is the kicker, for 1-15 sheets, $15.00 s/f. That is $480.00 fo a 4' X 8' sheet. The price drops a lot if you go over 100 sheets.
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Postby Miriam C. » Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:34 pm

:o :cry:
Heck I think I will just gold plate mine. Lordy!
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Postby DestinDave » Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:27 pm

LOL... We had that same aqua on the bottom right in the house I grew up in the mid 60s to early 70s... I love that retro stuff!
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Postby Tiki Dude » Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:25 pm

Home Depot has the laminate @ $1.58 sq. foot and a one week turnaround and any size. I just bought a bunch for my boomerang tables that I sell, they are going to look sharp.

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Postby rainjer » Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:40 pm

Tiki Dude wrote:Home Depot has the laminate @ $1.58 sq. foot and a one week turnaround and any size. I just bought a bunch for my boomerang tables that I sell, they are going to look sharp.

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The price I listed was ratail. My price on the Boomarang will be 10% over cost & 1 day delivery. I have heard a lot of bad things about ordering from HD. They order direct from the manufacturer & get a better price, but it has to be shipped cross country. The get a lot of broken pieces. I get it from a local distributor & they have delivery daily. If I have an issue, I have a replacement the next day. I would rather pay a few dollars more for service.
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