CABW 180 Countertop Construction*

An intense study of the making of plastic laminate countertops, post-forming tops, marble, corian, and tile. Students will demonstrate competence in countertop construction, applying and installing plastic laminate tops. European construction is included in this course.

Credits

2

General Education Competency

[GE Core type]

CABW 180Countertop Construction*

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Cabinetmaking

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

General Education Competency

[GE Core type]

Credit Hours Narrative

2

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

12

Semester Contact Hours Lab

42

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

An intense study of the making of plastic laminate countertops, post-forming tops, marble, corian, and tile. Students will demonstrate competence in countertop construction, applying and installing plastic laminate tops. European construction is included in this course.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

The course objective is to have all students pass the written and performance tests. Have all students complete all Counter top task sheets. Performance of use of machinery and hand tools to an outcome whether good or not so good will be the outcome. If a student does not complete a task with at least an 80% they will remake the task Objective is to learn quality of counter top construction, sanding, filing and assembly of. In this block we assess each given project on a one on one basis with each task completed. Performance in this block is important for quality of woodworking as well as plastics. We all see the Counter tops, nothing to hide, so the student has to use real skill in this area to master his/her filing, routing, cleaning , installation to become the best,. Evaluation sheets of the class will be given at the end of the class on the class, instructor, and the student. Then we can assess the class and see if and what kind of changes need to be made. One on one evaluations happen on each task as well to demonstrate what he or she has done correct or not and how we can master it better,(quality, speed, cleanliness etc.)

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Intense study of the making of plastic laminate counter tops, post form plastic laminate tops. Introduction to solid surface counter tops, with practice on small pieces of the product. Introduction to marble, tile and granite etc. tops. The building of solid butcher block tops. Students will demonstrate competencies in counter-top construction and in the application of both the tops as well as the back splashes, large and small. European instruction of cabinetry will be shown in this block as well since they are applied the same types of methods of construction. Working with all types of edge treatments will be demonstrated by instructor and student for mastery.

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Introduction of Counter Top Construction How to make a cut list How to apply contact cement How to apply plastic laminate Machining of parts Layout of counter tops Cut list (How to and steps, 1-10) Assembly of tops Installation of counter tops .01 Introduction lecture Counter top Construction for cabinets .02 Discussion of chapter 36 Counter Tops (modern cabinetmaking) , 03 Introduction to Different Edge Treatments .04 Lecture: Laminate vs. Solid surface .05 Lecture/demonstrations on- "How to measure, machine, and make a cutting list for the first three tasks sheets on edge treatments. .06 Task work sheet on cutting list practice of Square edge flat surface plastic laminate top Solid wood square edge plastic laminate top. Solid wood edge plastic laminate top with routed champher edge. .07 Task sheet #1 Basic counter top. .08 Task sheet #2 Wood edge Plastic top. .09 Task sheet #3 Wood edge champher revealed edge. .10 Demonstration lecture on assembly of all three tasks, cutting, assembly, gluing, routing, and filing. .11 Demonstrations on cleaning of contact cement off tops. .12 Test your Knowledge on chapter 36. .13 Research assignments on various counter tops, (solid surface, rock, wood, glass, metal, concrete etc.). .14 Demonstrations on how to make a curved Formica edge. .15 Task sheet #4 Curved Plastic laminate top. .16 Workbook Chapter 36. .17 Demonstration on how to make a curved edge jig for wood edge. .18 Task # 5 Solid wood curved edge top. .19 Lecture on how to measure Kitchen counter tops and how to order the materials. .20 Tolpin book on Counter tops. Read chapter 13 Counter tops. .21 Task sheet#6 Self edge made from molding. .22 Demonstration lecture on how to make backsplashs. .23 Task sheet #7 Make a back splash, wood and plastic. .24 Lecture/demonstrations and handouts on "How to use Routers and saws to do inlays. .25 Demonstrate how to layout and make a cut list for a large counter top job, (kitchen). .26 Task sheet #8 Large counter top for a project. .27 Demonstration/Lecture on How to make large wall splash. .28 Demonstration of solid surface, how to cut, glue, machine etc. .29 Task sheet #9 Solid surface top, Corian or granite or wood. .30 Video on counter tops installation. And chapter 47 in text. .31 Demonstrations on how to make solid surface tops. .32 Demonstrations on how to make Butcher block top. .33 Visit from outside source expert in granite, solid surface and rock and tile. .34 Demonstration/Lecture on Tile counter tops, how to prepare. .35 Demonstrations on how to make a seam. Formica seam with hand made jig from Tolpin book. Formica seam with Router seam base. Hand cut and filed seam. Solid surface glued seam. Seam fill how to use and when? .36 Tour Kitchen jobs local and out of area to see how they have done them. .37 Task sheet #10 Seam a counter top sample and large job. .38 Final test on tops from demos and chapter assignments. .39 Installation of Large counter tops.

Required Exams

Online evaluation

Required Text

Modern Cabinetmaking and its workbook most resent printing. By Umstattd, Publisher Goodheart Wilcox, handouts, safety brochure. Joinery by Tage Frid. As Well as chapters from Carpentry books from different sources provided by instructor. Library resource books and the internet. Required program tools as well as writing materials and tape measure. Safety equipment of your own

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Introduction of Counter Top Construction How to make a cut list How to apply contact cement How to apply plastic laminate Machining of parts Layout of counter tops Cut list (How to and steps, 1-10) Assembly of tops Installation of counter tops .01 Introduction lecture Counter top Construction for cabinets .02 Discussion of chapter 36 Counter Tops (modern cabinetmaking) , 03 Introduction to Different Edge Treatments .04 Lecture: Laminate vs. Solid surface .05 Lecture/demonstrations on- "How to measure, machine, and make a cutting list for the first three tasks sheets on edge treatments. .06 Task work sheet on cutting list practice of Square edge flat surface plastic laminate top Solid wood square edge plastic laminate top. Solid wood edge plastic laminate top with routed champher edge. .07 Task sheet #1 Basic counter top. .08 Task sheet #2 Wood edge Plastic top. .09 Task sheet #3 Wood edge champher revealed edge. .10 Demonstration lecture on assembly of all three tasks, cutting, assembly, gluing, routing, and filing. .11 Demonstrations on cleaning of contact cement off tops. .12 Test your Knowledge on chapter 36. .13 Research assignments on various counter tops, (solid surface, rock, wood, glass, metal, concrete etc.). .14 Demonstrations on how to make a curved Formica edge. .15 Task sheet #4 Curved Plastic laminate top. .16 Workbook Chapter 36. .17 Demonstration on how to make a curved edge jig for wood edge. .18 Task # 5 Solid wood curved edge top. .19 Lecture on how to measure Kitchen counter tops and how to order the materials. .20 Tolpin book on Counter tops. Read chapter 13 Counter tops. .21 Task sheet#6 Self edge made from molding. .22 Demonstration lecture on how to make backsplashs. .23 Task sheet #7 Make a back splash, wood and plastic. .24 Lecture/demonstrations and handouts on "How to use Routers and saws to do inlays. .25 Demonstrate how to layout and make a cut list for a large counter top job, (kitchen). .26 Task sheet #8 Large counter top for a project. .27 Demonstration/Lecture on How to make large wall splash. .28 Demonstration of solid surface, how to cut, glue, machine etc. .29 Task sheet #9 Solid surface top, Corian or granite or wood. .30 Video on counter tops installation. And chapter 47 in text. .31 Demonstrations on how to make solid surface tops. .32 Demonstrations on how to make Butcher block top. .33 Visit from outside source expert in granite, solid surface and rock and tile. .34 Demonstration/Lecture on Tile counter tops, how to prepare. .35 Demonstrations on how to make a seam. Formica seam with hand made jig from Tolpin book. Formica seam with Router seam base. Hand cut and filed seam. Solid surface glued seam. Seam fill how to use and when? .36 Tour Kitchen jobs local and out of area to see how they have done them. .37 Task sheet #10 Seam a counter top sample and large job. .38 Final test on tops from demos and chapter assignments. .39 Installation of Large counter tops. Online evaluation