Assembling formixa countertop


For some reaon, I bought a new countertop at HD or Lowes, in two pieces (rather than order it precut).
I need some way to hold it in place while I glue the two main pieces together. I thought I could do this on my lawn, but no place is really flat. I can do it inside, but the backsplash is in the way if it's upside down, and the fron molding in the way if it is right side up. Any suggestions? :)
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mfrencher had written this in response to http://www.thestuccocompany.com/maintenance/Assembling-formixa-countertop-399616-.htm :
mm wrote:

------------------------------------- Most of these home store units have routed notches in the bottom for a clamp kit to be installed from underneath. Even if you glue it someplace other than the counter top you risk snapping it in even a short transport. I do all assembly on the base cabinets in place as you have to level and attach the new top to the cabinets anyway. Marco
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On Sun, 11 Oct 2009 22:02:10 +0000, frenchfamily5_at_peoplepc_dot snipped-for-privacy@foo.com (mfrencher) wrote:

This is interesting. Some webpage, your webpage, is monitoring this newsgroup, and in real time, too.
I posted something to to a Chrysler newsgoup in 2005, and when googling the topic last month, I got 5 hits, all of them separate webpages quoting me!

Thank you for your reply. Yes, it has those.

I did think about that, but decided I was a macho man who would succeed even where others might have failed! (Even though I'm only 5'8", out of shape, was never in really great shape to begin with, and now I'm fat.)

So you have to look up and have the glue drip in your eyes? I guess I can do that. I'll wear glasses. :)
This is actually very good. Thanks again. It should keep me from kicking myself for tearing down my outside deck before I glued the counter together.
Maybe your webpage didn't show the other two threads I just started -- none of these three are about stucco -- but they were about the deck.

I assume you cut out the sink after gluing the parts together?
Maybe I'll change my mind but I sort of regret not getting them to assemble it. I am guessing you assemble your own because you don't want to wait for them? Also, your customers are always in a hurry?
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mm wrote:

Chuckle. Yeah, that happens a lot to anyone that hangs out too much on Usenet. We end up providing free content to webpage 'forums'. Too bad we can't bill them for usurping intellectual property rights or something. This is one reason lots of posters used to flag their posts 'do not archive', but I'm not sure Google pays that any heed anymore, if they ever did.
Try Googling your own name or 'respond to' address some time, if you really want to get depressed about it.
-- aem sends...
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After you put the two pieces of countertop together on top of the leveled cabinets, in addition to gluing the two halves together, you should put a couple of cleats almost touching each other on either side of the joint and screw them to the bottom of the countertop, and then screw them together after applying the glue. The cleats will ensure the countertop stays together even if the glue dries out.
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