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darenrogers 07-07-2010 02:33 PM

Anchoring a Kitchen Island
 
A client of mine has a kitchen island that's 48" wide and 24" deep. She wants to install a slab of granite on top of it, with a 15" overhang on three sides. I'll be installed corbels to support the overhang but haven't decided how to best anchor the island itself to the floor.

The last thing I need is a $3,000 slab of granite tipping over onto someone. :eek:

Any recommendations?

Ron6519 07-07-2010 09:33 PM

Bolt cleats to the floor and screw the cabinets to the cleats.
Ron

nking 07-08-2010 01:41 PM

What kind of floor do you have to work with?

darenrogers 07-08-2010 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nking (Post 466951)
What kind of floor do you have to work with?

It's 3/4" maple solid hardwood on top of 3/4" plywood subflooring.

avguy 07-16-2010 06:24 PM

Do you have clear access from below?
If so, do what Ron suggested.
Cleats and lag bolts are the easiest and safest way to do this.


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