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soapstone countertop and frameless cabinets

Posted by nap101 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 6, 12 at 10:16

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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RE: soapstone countertop and frameless cabinets

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.


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RE: soapstone countertop and frameless cabinets

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


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RE: soapstone countertop and frameless cabinets

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


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