No more after this.
As a favour to Angela's bestest friend (and here I thought that was me)
I got involved with this project and saw it to its completion.
Monday I installed the corbels in the island as I was going over my
limit of granite overhang.
Today I stuck in the 525 pound granite island, mounted the sinks and
seamed the quartz on the L-shape.
All my orders are filled, just taking cnc projects from now on. I might
take on a vanity or something challenging.
Then I am going to try my hand at some of these designs...damn they make
If someone told me they were going to make a black kitchen island, I
would make a very funny face. Having seen yours, my preconception
goes right down that drain in its corner.
Beautiful work, my friend.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
I've been in the planning stages for an island in my little kitchen
and have been keeping an eye on designs. I have noticed it is almost
the rule lately that the island contrasts the cabinetry. Natural wood
island with painted cabs, white painted island with cherry cabs, etc.
Even many\most with different types of doors and details than the
I have maple cabs and think I'll go with a white island. It will
compliment my white built-ins and fireplace surround in the adjoining
living room and baseboards throughout.
That is, indeed, a helluva cantilever! :)
Exceptionally well done! ... did you do the cabinets also?
... and face frame cabinets, with a Euro look!!
I'm getting sick of preaching to designers/clients that you _can_ get
that "Euro" look with face frame cabinets ( ... I _hate_ frameless,
everything to do with them!)
That particular type of granite (Ice Brown) has a wild pattern to it
and is therefore very fissure prone. The stonecutter that I have used
for years, now lays up an aramid fibre web underneath the whole slab
which gives it excellent strength, but in one direction only, like a
flat tambour. You could pick up the slab at four corners and have
somebody jump on the middle without a problem. Take the corbels away,
and it could just flop over without a whole lot of help...maybe. It's
that maybe we try to stave off.
Why thank you, kind sir.
Yes and no. My spec, my methods, all 32 mm, in my old, old shop. I
NGR'd the island bits and nitro/cat lacquered it. I subbed out the
Others assembled and I supervised the install.
I sure like that combo too, and I will get you some detail pics on how
we did some of that. Faceframe is furniture.
Frameless has its place. Cheap and dirty and fast. Front-end
capitalization to do it competitively is a bit steep, stuff like edge-
banders and all that frickin trimming. And, unless you used pvc pre-
coloured, you still need to finish all those edges. The shit has no
Very Nice! I especially appreciate the island. My wife and I just got the
ball rolling for our new home, she gets the sewing studio in the loft, I get
the 3 car shop.
But back to the island, our kitchen and bathrooms will have the same dark
almost black cabinets and a salt and pepper granite counter top in the
Now I know how that is going to look. ;~)
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