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Old 06-26-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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Trimming a Marble Vanity Top - foolhardy or worth the risk?


Newbie post here, and need a little advice....

I've recently embarked on a guest bathroom redo....and because of my long suffering OH not thinking there was anything wrong with builder basic I've agreed to do it for a very small......I mean small budget...but i have campagne taste.

So with the budget in mind, I've managed to score myself a marble vanity top for $100.... an absolute steal.......it's a 49"x 22" for a 48" cabinet.

Now, I took out a 60" cabinet because I felt it was just too big for the space, which is about 10' x 5' floor space (and not including the bath).

so my dilemma is .....do I keep it 49 inches or do I trim it down? Just how easy is it?... I plan to build the cabinet myself so the dimensions dont' have to fit a factory made base....and to make it a little more "fun" would have to take the same amount off both ends as the sink is centered....and it like it like that......

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Old 06-26-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
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Just so I understand. Is the sink on the new marble top centered or??

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Hi .....
At the moment the sink is in the center and fitted ( its an undermount ) ......if I want to keep it that way, which I do,.... I'll have to make two cuts, one each end. Obviously increasing my risk of making a mistake and as the sink is already glued in will have to do it with that attached........

My thought was to take it down to a 40 inch top, therefore taking 4.5 inches of each end....

Is it going to make that much difference in my risk/benefit analysis?
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I'm sorry. I'm just not following. If you are custom building your own cabinet.. Why do you need to cut the top at all?
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You can cut the top, but why bother? I would only cut it if you absolutely need that extra 9". Once you cut it you will have a sharp edge that you will have to address.
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Thanks......that really was what i needed...
I don't need to cut it...I think I was just overthinking the "visual" space issue...... that 40 inch "looked" better than 49 in my mind...
Looks like a 48 Inch cabinet is in my future......Thanks guys.......

I'm not really a ditherer.....honestly...
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I wouldn't cut it for 49" where you had 60". I have cut granite and the edge is hard to polish. I bought diamond sand paper in about 12 grits and used it from coarse to fine. The look is OK but not as nice as a factory finished edge. 48" is a nicer finished size too--good to have space around the sink.

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