How to Build a Granite Kitchen Work Table
Many people interested in design and home improvement are keen on installing granite top kitchen work table designs. Building a granite kitchen work table can seem like a daunting prospect at first, since the stone is so difficult to manipulate, and putting it all together can be very awkward. Fitting a kitchen work table can be time consuming, and fitting all of the pieces together can take a lot of skill, but there is no need to despair and ask for help from a builder. Rather than being intimidated by this challenge, view it as an opportunity to lean interesting things. Getting this job done doesn’t need the assistance of a professional if you have some basic home improvement skills. All you have to do is follow a few simple guidelines to get the job done quickly and easily.
Step 1 – Assemble the Pieces
The first step is to assemble the pieces of your granite work table. You will need to have a large stone surface, preferably already cut into a suitable shape. If you have not had it cut suitably small, then you will need a saw to take more off the side, although this is really a task for a professional. You will also need 2 large pieces of wood which will support the stone. Make sure that they are of suitable wood, without the risk of buckling under the strain.
Step 2 – Fit the Brackets
You will have to install brackets to support your work table. These should be super-strong, and you may need to fit plastic anchors to hold the screws for the brackets in place, but this is not necessary if you feel confident that the brackets can hold tightly onto the walls.
Step 3 – Fit the Work Tables
Once that is completed, you will have to screw the wooden support parts onto the wall. Attach them to 2 of the lower brackets, and screw hinges to both brackets and wood supports to hold them more tightly together. You can now fit the granite top. You may need a friend to help you lift the top up to the supports, and balance it while you screw the first part onto the brackets. Don’t tighten until all of the screws are in place, and then go around and tighten afterward, in order to prevent the first screw from being put too tight, and moving the granite top out of alignment.
Step 4 – Finishing
Before you finish the project you will have to screw the granite top to the supports. Take the time to screw this down tightly, and the supports and the table should hold each other up.