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Forum topic by Konquest posted 02-19-2009 07:25 AM 1783 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Konquest

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02-19-2009 07:25 AM

Hello all. My current project, which I will post as soon as I finish, is a shaker style sideboard with a few twists, one being that my wife and I want a granite top. That said, it seems that finding a company that will make a 54” by 24” slab with a rolled edge treatment is easier said than done around here. Most places scoff and tell me that it is not worth it to fabricate something that small or that they only do kitchens and baths, which I am finding weird since the cabinet is about the size of a medium/large vanity, only deeper. Has anyone put a granite top on one of their projects and how did you circumvent this issue with the manufacturers? Also, is there anything I should do to reinforce the top of the cabinet carcase prior to putting something like this on top? My other option, albeit much more time consuming, is to make a wood top inlaid with 12×12 tiles, but granite slab would be the easiest and best option for me.

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Ronny

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#1 posted 03-04-2009 02:28 PM

i make customized Kitchen for amerikans here in the Philippines. and i use sometimes Granite for that. just buy a piece of granite and cut it by yourself. its realy simple. all you need is a grinder with a Diamondblade. same what you use for cutting tiles. also the edge -you grind first with the grinder. after that you switch to sandpaper #P120 and then down until #1000. we just attach the sandpaper with a plywood to the grinder. at the end you aply a carpolish. if you have questions the write me a mail.

-- Ronny Lechner, Cebu Philippines

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Big_Bob

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#2 posted 03-05-2009 01:13 AM

I found that the granite fabricator that did my kitchen had no problem making a couple of small projects with the left over granite. He also had all kinds of left over granite in his yard he was willing to make me a deal on.

I think you need to find someone else. Most small fabricators will love to have a few small jobs they can use for fill-in work as long as they do in their free time.

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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Francisco Luna

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#3 posted 03-05-2009 05:40 AM

Another possibe option is a place online, I have seen a couple, where is possible to place an order and receive the piece by UPS Ground.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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