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Forum topic by AZWoody posted 02-01-2016 06:07 PM 292 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AZWoody

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02-01-2016 06:07 PM

My parents wanted a wall cut out to make an open window into the kitchen and wanted a small counter top installed.
The width is approximately 5” and 72” long. I cut a slab to about 12” wide but I really don’t want to screw it in.
I was thinking of screwing down a piece of 3/4 plywood that is shimmed flat and then using Liquid Nails, the heavy duty formula to hold the slab down so I don’t have kind of screw holes or have to plug as I’m thinking of using some sort of epoxy bar top finish.

I had a friend who had a granite and installation company and that’s what she used for her counter tops and window sills, etc. She said it always held great.

Any other ideas or suggestions or will this suffice?


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#1 posted 02-01-2016 06:19 PM

Liquid nails will work. Make sure you spread the glue flat as it does not flow real well. If you have plywood down first you can use regular wood glue as well, it will spread flatter more easily.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 02-01-2016 06:20 PM



Liquid nails will work. Make sure you spread the glue flat as it does not flow real well. If you have plywood down first you can use regular wood glue as well, it will spread flatter more easily.

- ChrisK

You know, I don’t know why but using regular wood glue didn’t occur to me since I’m going to use the plywood. Thanks.

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#3 posted 02-01-2016 07:20 PM

Could you screw in from the bottom side that overhangs wall thickness? Or, maybe I’m envisioning it wrong.

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#4 posted 02-01-2016 07:49 PM



Could you screw in from the bottom side that overhangs wall thickness? Or, maybe I m envisioning it wrong.

- hotbyte

Think of a wall that has a square cutout and then a counter built into the bottom part.
The only king of screw might be some kind of angled pocket hole kind of screw but I wouldn’t have much room to get into it.

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#5 posted 02-01-2016 07:53 PM

Gotcha…like a “pass though” from kitchen to dining room.

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#6 posted 02-01-2016 07:54 PM



Gotcha…like a “pass though” from kitchen to dining room.

- hotbyte

Exactly. I’ll post photos when I finish in the project category. I almost have everything milled and ready to assemble. I just then have to finish it and put it in place.

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