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12-17-2015 01:04 AM

Can you tell me what is that at the bottom of the island. Is is just a kind of nice looking baseboard around the cabinets or it is actually a frame the cabinets rests on ? ( and how is it usually done ?)

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#1 posted 12-17-2015 01:21 AM

Could be either without seeing internal construction, It me a base board molding and just sitting on the pillars, without seeing the other side cant be sure. Now I think a very nicely cut molding all the way around. Still hard to tell, if custom made most likely fitted in place, if store bought, all done on a perfectly flat surface, and slapped on.
As a tile installer for over 20 years that floor does not look like ceramic tile, a sheet or composite to simulate a tile look, which would lay perfectly flat as long as the substrate was.

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#2 posted 12-17-2015 01:25 AM

Looks like a ceramic floor that it sits on. :>/

If I were making it I would have made it a separate base, and set the cabinet on top of it.

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#3 posted 12-17-2015 02:14 AM

Looks like base molding to me.
Here is an example of a cabinet I built. I made my own molding.

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#4 posted 12-17-2015 02:27 AM

JBAY, how much ceramic tiled have you laid?
MT-Stringer I agree with you.
But we dont know yet if it is custom made or store bought.
Had a client, had a laminate kitchen floor that looked like tile, sounded like tile, except for the perfect grout edges, that were to high to the tile, like in the pick here, on my hands and knees, found the joint line, then found it at the big box store when I looked for it just out of curiosity. It came in 3×5ft sheets.

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#5 posted 12-17-2015 02:36 AM

confur, I haven’t laid very much, but I have walked on a lot.
The floor was a joke! As far as the base goes, it could be done both ways, I commented on how I would have done it, that’s all.

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#6 posted 12-17-2015 02:40 AM

A nice looking unit. But for a counter that you’re going to be working/standing at, I prefer a toe kick or kick space or whatever you want to call it.

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#7 posted 12-17-2015 03:05 AM

Looks like a ceramic floor that it sits on.
confur, I haven’t laid very much, but I have walked on a lot.
Walking on one and being on your hands and knees eyes 20”’ away, and grouting one for 20 years, is not the same as walking on one. I was a down high ski racer and skied for over 30 years ,and a class 3 instructor I would talk to pupils about skiing, and some would say yes I can ski, my response was can you ski, or you went skiing with some friends once for a weekend? Usually it was the later, they went skiing but could not ski.
Yes at least the side shown needs a toe kick and or a top that extends further away. Thats why I think it is a big box store bought, but only the original poster can answer this.

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#8 posted 12-17-2015 03:09 AM


If I were making it I would have made it a separate base, and set the cabinet on top of it.
- jbay

So how would you do it ? Using 8/4 boards ? Could be a bit expensive ?
I searched everywhere and could not find explicit instructions how kitchen islands are made, and my own experience tells me if I just go ahead and do it my way I would have to redo a lot of stuff :-o

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#9 posted 12-17-2015 03:29 AM

Not sure why you would use 8/4. I would just use 4/4 material, looking at the picture it looks like the front sits on top of the base and is set back about 3/4 – 1”. That’s why I suggested “that’s how I would do it”.

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#10 posted 12-17-2015 03:34 AM

If it is all 4/4 boards and the top sits back 1” what support does it have ? Wouldn’t it come crashing down when you put a granite top on it ? Maybe some additional frame inside the base, probably from some cheaper wood ?

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#11 posted 12-17-2015 03:38 AM

Here is one I did.


(check out the linoleum floor)

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#12 posted 12-17-2015 03:39 AM



If it is all 4/4 boards and the top sits back 1” what support does it have ? Wouldn t it come crashing down when you put a granite top on it ? Maybe some additional frame inside the base, probably from some cheaper wood ?

- 716


I just drew the concept for the edging

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#13 posted 12-17-2015 03:48 AM

Weight has nothing to do with framing, square does, I had a 2×4x4 reef aquarium, with water and live rock weighed
over 1200lbs, on a 3/4 inch oak base cabinet, if it is all square and good joints, it will support it. I have a 3×5 granite top on my dining room table, it weighs about 200lb.
Tell us about the pic, you want us to analyze?

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#14 posted 12-17-2015 03:50 AM

I’ve built a few… just 2x framing skinned out and then moulding to cover the seams (and base) and make it a bit more fancy. Base of frame gets ramset into the concrete slab… or screwed into a wood floor. Never used a granite top.. one was ply and laminate, the others were ply and grouted tile.

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Brad

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#15 posted 12-17-2015 04:06 AM

I would never mount it to the floor, limits all moving options, and by weight alone it ant going to move from normal use.

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