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Unread 01-07-2004, 11:05 AM   #1
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Unhappy Do-it-yourself Granite slab

HELP !!!!

My wife has appointed me "master" installer of our new slab granite countertops! I have no idea of how, what, when, and where, lol. I have very limited carpentry experience, but do have two unsure, but willing hands. I know I will need to do some cutting and polishing. So any leads on buying equipment would be helpful, also. Can anyone help, or lead me in the right direction?
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Unread 01-07-2004, 11:13 AM   #2
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Welcome, Jack! Glad you found us.

How did you come into gettiing these slabs at such a low price? We are talking about big, thick pieces of granite, not tiles, right?

One of the stone guys will be around shortly, so make yourself at home. You can do a site search for other stone related threads. Try searching on "granite" and "bullnose" for starters.
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Unread 01-07-2004, 02:43 PM   #3
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Even if you were a master carpenter I would still tell you that your going to bite of more than you can chew. If your willing to spend about $1500.00 and spend a lot of time getting it right respond and Ill go in depth. It takes time and experience like anything else, it would definitely be cheaper to have a shop cut and polish the piece and you do the installation then tackling it all yourself.

bb the prefab tops are becoming popular. They usually come 60"x25 1/2" in a few colors with a full bullnose edge. They are good for vanities but not so much for a kitchen since the small lengths can very easily chop a 2 seam kitchen into 4 or 5 seams.
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