Help! DIY kitchen island gone awry!

audrey_mauiApril 23, 2010

Bought old cabinets from CL - refinished them and then bought a small slab of granite, tile, and wood trim to creat a countertop. Unfortunately, I didn't know how to use quikset properly to affix the granite and so the granite is now not level and the tile and trim now are not going to be at the same height as the granite. I presume I can pump up the quikset to lay the tile at the same off height as my granite, but how do I beef up the approx. 3/8 inch I am off for my wood trim (at the sides of my tile in the picture). Any suggestions are very welcome - please see photo for my odd design and DYI dilemma!

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    Bookmark   April 23, 2010 at 5:18AM
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The granite didn't need quikcrete, you just put a few dabs of silicone caulk under it to keep it in place.
To raise the tile to the correct level you might add a layer of cement board.
The job should have been planned in total before you started. You need to know what you're going to do before you lay anything or you end up as you are now.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2010 at 9:33PM
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