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Trici 04-20-2012 01:23 AM

What table base can support a 3 1/2' x 7' granite slab outdoors?
 
I have a 3 1/2' x 7' bullnosed granite slab that I want to use as an outdoor table. What can I do for a table base that will support the weight of the slab?

CrossWorks 04-21-2012 12:49 AM

This is an open ended question. it really depends what look your trying to achieve. Assuming that your granite piece probably weighs close to a 1000 lbs, I would build a base out of cement blocks and have stone work installed on the outside perimeter.

Or do something like this: http://www.suvstone.com/b/GAO035-Sto...le%20Bench.jpg

goosebarry 04-21-2012 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by CrossWorks (Post 903534)
This is an open ended question. it really depends what look your trying to achieve. Assuming that your granite piece probably weighs close to a 1000 lbs, I would build a base out of cement blocks and have stone work installed on the outside perimeter.

Or do something like this: http://www.suvstone.com/b/GAO035-Sto...le%20Bench.jpg

A 1 inch thick X 12 inch x 12 inch piece of granite weighs between 14 and 15 lbs.

CrossWorks 04-21-2012 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by goosebarry (Post 903899)
A 1 inch thick X 12 inch x 12 inch piece of granite weighs between 14 and 15 lbs.


Well, if you look at this picture which is on a job I was working on just a couple weeks ago, the upper granite slab is 4" thick 18" deep and roughly 7' wide. It took all of 7 men to get that slab which was estimated to be around 750 lbs hoisted to it's current location in this picture.

http://www.diychatroom.com/[IMG]http...orks/photo.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...orks/photo.jpg

You may be correct with your dimensions, but if Trici's slab is 3-1/2" thick by 7' long and the depth we still don't know but can assume it to be at least 2' to used as a table, I'm pretty confident that 1000 lbs is not out of the question.

jhack836 04-22-2012 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Trici (Post 902853)
I have a 3 1/2' x 7' bullnosed granite slab that I want to use as an outdoor table. What can I do for a table base that will support the weight of the slab?

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i install granite everyday. 18" by 7' is probably only a few hundred pounds but you said it was 4" thick??? even so i highly doubt that is anywhere near 1000 lbs if 750 lbs


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