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borocay 02-25-2013 09:40 AM

Building kitchen table to support granite countertop
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I am remodeling my kitchen and have a dilemma with installing a granite counter-top to be used as a dining table. Our house has a support pole exactly in the area that a table would go. I had a structural engineer come out and he said that it can't be removed without major remodeling because it supports the beam running the span of the kitchen and den area. So I am stuck with having to deal with building a table around the pole. Right now I have a small table made out of wood and laminate. My question is what type of support do I need to support a granite counter top. I know it's heavy and I don't want to build anything that is too bulky since the area is small to begin with. I would prefer support legs only, but since the granite would have to be cut to fit around the pole I am sure that would affect the structural integrity of the granite. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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kaschmid3 02-25-2013 08:40 PM

How about bigger corbels on 4 sides for support either way I would ask your closest granite fabricators might need stiffening rods

Kansas Girl 03-04-2013 12:09 AM

Have you considered Granite Transformations? Much lighter in weight than granite, toughest countertop you can have.

4reel 03-04-2013 05:19 PM

Granite top
You will have to make a table that will fit under the granite. Unless it is going to be round. Looking at the room with wood everywhere it seems a bit out of place. A nice wood table that can fit around the post or?

arianaI 03-07-2013 10:30 AM

Here are some alternatives to granite; some of them are much lighter than granite, also cheaper.

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