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post #1 of 10 Old 08-08-2020, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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Need advice on granite ideas

I had to redo our kitchen countertops (one slab developed a big crack), and since we couldn't match the good part the whole thing needed redone. I've been left with about 25 sq. ft of nice granite. One is already dimensioned to about 2'x2' and I figure I can use that at my sharpening station for plane soles, etc.

Any suggestions for what I could do/make with the rest of it. A table seems like an obvious idea but I'm not sure I need another table. It's too nice to just toss it in a landfill.

I realize this is a woodworking forum so I'm looking for ideas to incorporate this into something with wood, if that wasn't clear. I can slice it up to the necessary sizes if needed.

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-08-2020, 10:41 AM
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I cant think of anything useful beyond a glue up or assembly table.

But I would not toss it if you cant find a use.

You could sell a few bath vanity tops out of that especially if you have the means to process the slab.

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I use a piece of marble as a clamping caul when I glue banjo finger boards to the neck. It’s important for the neck to be flat and the stone works perfectly when want to clamp something while gluing and have it stay flat. It works great.
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If you have the ability to cut it, coffee tables and end tables. If you can't polish the cut edges, then frame the field with wood to conceal them.
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I made a little cabinet from a spare piece of quartzite, and am quite happy with it. A local stone place cut and polished it for $100, and I used some epoxy to glue it on.
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Several years ago I build what we call "Angela's Bedside Chest" for her side of the bed. The top is a piece of granite.



It is not fastened in Just lying there.


Might give you other ideas.


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How about using it for an Outdoor BBQ side table (its heat resistant). That's what we use our "trial" piece of granite for. Its on a wrought iron frame that we got for free.
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Many antique sideboards often had marble tops.

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Thanks everyone for the ideas.

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post #10 of 10 Old 08-09-2020, 09:38 AM
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You have larger "furniture size" pieces of granite and got some good suggestions above.

When we got kitchen counters in granite, the leftover pieces were too small and too irregular for furniture. We asked the granite cutter make us various size "trivets" with nice roundover edges. The trivets protect the new granite counters from cracking due to hot electrical appliances being used directly on the granite counters. We have seen such cracks in other people's homes. We have also seen appliance heat damage to seams in Corian counters. Here is what we got:

* Large rectangular trivet for wide oval crockpot and bread machine.
* Large square trivet for tall round "soup" crockpot and rice maker.
* Two smaller square trivets for sandwich makers, waffle iron, etc. They are used individually and also paired together as needed.

The trivets have cheap stick-on soft plastic feet that get knocked off on occasion. We keep replacements around, no big deal. Because they are granite, the trivets are fairly heavy. Anything larger would be too heavy for my spouse to move around.

I also have a large 9 x 30 inch unfinished scrap of granite for flattening and sharpening woodworking tools with sandpaper. It is long enough to flatten the base of a jointer hand plane.

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* Rectangular granite trivet, sized to match bread machine and oval crockpot.
* Same trivet with bread machine.
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