soapstone countertop and frameless cabinets

nap101August 6, 2012

If I get the soapstone countertop it's a solid slab about 1.25" (unlike granite that would be 3/4 inch with a lip of an additional 3/4). Does it sit right on top of the frameless cabinets or is there a base of plywood underneath? If there is a base of plywood doesn't it show? does the edge need to be finished? It would then make the counter 2 inches thick and I would need to adjust the cabinets so they aren't so high. What is the convention for how this works?

Thanks. I'm getting a bit overwhelmed by all the details to consider.

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angie_diy

You don't need additional plywood -- the stone sits right on top of the cabinets (either frameless or framed).

I gather you are located in the west. In the east, thicker stones (both granite and soapstone) are the norm, and plywood on top of cabinets is not necessary or common.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 10:26AM
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itsallaboutthefood

I have frameless cabinets with 3 cm soapstone. The stone sits right on he cabinets ... no plywood underneath.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 10:57AM
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nap101

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I am on the west coast.
This is good news. One less thing to worry about.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 1:11PM
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