Project Profile

Ellard Custom Countertops

Company Background

Ellard Custom Countertops is a small business located in Paw Paw, Michigan. This company specializes in fabricating both Corian® Solid Surface and laminate for countertops and other surfacing spaces.

Project Background

For this particular project, the homeowners didn’t like the current look of the lattice under the lip of their porch. They wanted a material that would blend into the natural surroundings while still serving a purpose.


One unique challenge that presented itself during this project was finding a material that was solid enough to keep the critters away.

They also wanted a material that was durable enough to withstand the harsh outdoor elements, and one that they wouldn’t have to replace time and time again.

Corian as step backing

Corian® Solid Surface proved itself to be both a versatile material and one that would meet the exterior needs.


It was recommended to complete this project with Corian® Solid Surface in Deep Nocturne. They closed off the space with 8-1/2″ tall strips and bolted them to the 4×4 wood posts of the deck. A piece was also placed behind the step to ensure the space was completely blocked off from any critters looking to call that space home. The color Deep Nocturne was chosen as it blended well with the mulch and surrounding greenery and helped to create a cohesive look.

About the Project

H.J. Oldenkamp Co. has been a leading wholesale distributor for interior building products for over 70 years. Our team is committed to having the name brand products you need when you need them. For questions about our product lineup, pricing, or for more information, please contact our Customer Service Team today.

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