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Floating Fireplace Granite Shelf

Posted by Free_Lancer (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 31, 11 at 15:36

Hello I wanted to show you this PIC - this is what I want - A Floating Granite Shelf sitting on top of my fireplace to protect the TV.

http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/5227/dsc01154c.jpg

I have seen IKEA floating wood/board floating shelves but never granite - is this possible like the one shown in this PIC? Please advise how may I achieve this. TIA

- Free_Lancer

Here is a link that might be useful: Shelf PIC


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RE: Floating Fireplace Granite Shelf

It's certainly doable, but not DIYable unless you are a granite fabricator and metal fabricator. You will need to remove the drywall in order to be able to firmly attach metal brackets to the studs. The most supportive would be T shaped plates on either side of the stud (bolted together through the stud) with the T projecting outward be 1/2" rod steel. Then reapply the drywall, leaving only the rod steel protruding. The granite fabricator would then need to fabricate a 3 cm slab to your style specifications, and drill the 1/2" holes into the granite at the specified locations. The granite would then be slid onto the steel, and caulked at the drywall/granite juncture.


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