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maryannhunt

08:24PM | 05/29/09
Member Since: 05/29/09
1 lifetime posts
We are are installing Thomasville cabinetry (standard height). Unfortunately - we did not think of the height of the island until now. The island will be the showpiece of the kitchen and without it being at least 40" high - I don't think iIwill be happy with it. Any ideas on how to raise the height of the island - we are still in the process of building it - the granite has not yet been installed and I'm hoping we can salvage this oversight. My husband is concerned that if we raise the height - we have to be careful to support the large piece(s) of granite that will go on top (111"x99" - with a arch cut out - much like a grand piano). Any suggestions - I would be ever grateful!

doug seibert

04:10AM | 05/30/09
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
Start from the bottom and build a strong base from 2x4's and plywood...a plinth....to support the cabinets......

Add LARGE built-up baseboards to conceal the transition........

"......measure Once.....cut Twice....

throw that one away and cut a new one...."


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