Building A Support For A Peninsula - Carpentry - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-02-2011, 05:30 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: South Texas
Posts: 246
Rewards Points: 150

Building a support for a peninsula

I need advice. I want to extend a new Silestone counter to create an "L" shaped peninsula. The peninsula will be 22"wide by 40" long. I have a piece of 24" X 90" X 3/4" sheet refrigerator panel [matches the cabinets] that I will use to construct the peninsula "box" [similar to a table base] to be attached to the existing cabinet and a wall. I plan to use 2X2s to create 4 legs to support the box.
What details must I be aware of and what are the pitfalls?
What is the proper way to attach the box to the cabinet and to the wall?
Should the legs sit inside the box?
What is the proper way to support the legs.
How much smaller than the countertop should the box be? [Measurments]

The new cabinets do not have mitred corners so we want this box to mimic the style of the cabinets.

It's been a while since I posted and it's nice to be back.


shapeshifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 04:33 PM   #2
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 10,854
Rewards Points: 4,670

Building a support for a peninsula

Depend on the shape. Are you building it with toe kicks to match the cabinets?


Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
moving a support wall 6 ft over.? help jstamps Building & Construction 1 04-20-2010 05:48 AM
Building a temporary workshop inside of large pole building HandyDave Building & Construction 0 02-17-2010 08:39 PM
Building a large Fish Tank - How? darenrogers General DIY Discussions 3 01-20-2010 06:50 PM
Temporarily remove basement support post ColinD Building & Construction 14 12-04-2008 05:07 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts