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Old 10-27-2012, 01:12 AM   #1
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How narrowly can stone be cut for a counter?


I'm planning to replace the plastic laminate countertop on a center island with silestone or some other stone(-like) surface. At the same time, I'd like to install a 30" wide gas cooktop at one end (we have an electric cooktop elsewhere, but the wife would like the gas option as well). That would leave a 3"+/- edge on 3 sides of the cooktop --- supported only by the vertical cabinet walls below on the inside edge. In effect that 3" edge is cantilevered out from the cabinet.

Is this an impossible situation? Is there a stone that would be better than the others? I read that r-bar can be imbedded in silestone; might that work?

Last resort, I guess I can try to persuade my wife to go with a 24" wide cooktop.

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I'm having trouble picturing this. A scale drawing may help.
I will mention you will probably regret not having any counter space directly next to your cooktop. Where will you put the mixing spoons, measuring cup, ingredient bowls, etc. etc?

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and if the cooktop is installed in an island will you be using a down draft exhaust vent?
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and if the cooktop is installed in an island will you be using a down draft exhaust vent?
Yes, I will.

After further consideration I have decided to rotate the cooktop 90 degrees, which will alleviate the edge problem and provide the work space.
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