03:33PM | 11/24/98
I want to attach granite counter tops to '50s style metal kitchen base cabinets. Any suggestions about how to attach them?


Mike from Homeworks

01:26AM | 11/25/98

Granite is not fastened to the cabinet. The only thing needed to is a few dabs of silicone to prevent movement of the granite. One thing I would stress that granite needs support weighing in at about 100 pounds per cubic foot. I would question the the structure integrity of the cabinets.Not that its any of my business but I am curious about the initial outlay for the stone anywhere from 75.00 per square foot on up. Do you want to make such an investment to place on old metal cabinets


11:24AM | 11/26/98
To Mike from Homeworks

Thank you for your advice regarding attaching granite counter top to metal cabinets--

In response to your questions regarding these, both were purchased at a local salvage yard--the granite @ $6 per linear foot (for a total of $36--after a 20% discount because all stone and marble was on sale that day!--for a 42"x26" piece--the area this is being used in is a small work area. We remodeled the rest of our kitchen in 1978 using maple butcher block counters (which replaced red formica). Anyway, I have recently taken a liking to an "industrial" or "post modern" look in decor and have a particular fondness for metal and chrome. I plan to paint these metal cabinets black.

Thanks again, Richard's wife



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