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Old 02-11-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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Countertop spanning open space between cabinets


I'm in the intial planning stages of creating a crafting area for my wife. I'm wondering if it is safe and/or advisable to have open space under a countertop that would span between two lower kitchen cabinets. I'm not sure how far the span would be, but I'd probably tailor my design to accomodate any advice obtained here. I was also thinking of supporting the space with some sort of brace from counter to floor, such as galvanized pipe. The goal is to create a "desk" with room underneath for her legs to maneuver.

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Lay 3/4" plywood down first, or just attach a 2 X 4 on the wall at the back of the counter top.

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What material will your counter top be?
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It'll be the pre-fabricated stuff they sell at Menard's for $40. I believe it's laminate.

Probably this one:
http://www.menards.com/main/home-dec...715-c-3629.htm
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It'll be the pre-fabricated stuff they sell at Menard's for $40. I believe it's laminate.

Probably this one:
http://www.menards.com/main/home-dec...715-c-3629.htm
Then it looks like Joe's advice will work out just fine.
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