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

Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon