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Kitchen half wall for granite counter top

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I am getting ready to make a half wall for a island that comes right off an interior wall.

I want to have this as a two tier island with seating on the other end between two 18" deep cabinets to support the granite counter top on the top tier.

I need two outlets that lay horizontal on the lower end in the half wall.

What is the standard height to raise up the 2nd tier in relation to the first tier? I was thinking it is 6" higher, but wasn't sure.

Is there any clearance issues that you need to account for to fit outlets between the two tiers?

When framing for this do you need a double top plate to support the granite weight?

Attached is a simple design for what I am trying to do


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no comments or why are you doing it that way's? *lol*
what do you mean by "let into the framing"?
If you want the free end extremely strong---cut a hole in the floor as large as the double 2x4 end---extend that through the hole and attach it firmly to the floor joists----some cross blocking might be required if the joists are not right where you want them---

As to the origin of that 'Let IN'----that's an old term describing cutting in a brace --English I believe --been in use for several hundred years--
ahh, alright.. well this is going on a concrete slab so no floor joists to worry about :laughing:
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