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Forum topic by john8 posted 09-26-2012 04:16 PM 1595 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-26-2012 04:16 PM

I’m changing a tiled kitchen pennisula to a granite surfaced one with a raised bar running 2/3 of the length. My plan is add a separate framed 2×4 section to achieve the raised section. I was going to used liquid glue and bolts to attach it to the top of existing stem wall. Do I need to put the new plywood subsurface sandwiched between the framing for the raised bar and the existing stem wall? It would add some strength by tying the vertical wall to the cabinets but I would rather bolt and glue to the solid wood cap of the stem wall. In this case the plywood would just butt against the raised bar framing. Would the stem wall be strong enough just being attached to the vertical back side of the cabinets?. There will be corbel support for the bar and I’m trying to beef up the vertal framed wall with some type of Simpson tie. Thanks, John

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#1 posted 09-26-2012 10:02 PM

John I think you may be overthinking this. I understand what your doing but dont have a clue about your description of the proposed technique. Two things that stand out to me are : simpson ties and bolts. Yes I know well what these are but dont understand what their function will be in the process.

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