Jun 23, 2016 5:17 pm
Thinking of using a whole stone slab for my kitchen island which would make it 3000 x 1500. Not sure if 1500 deep is going to look too big, and whetger to go for 1200.
Has anyone got any pics of deep islands like this with measurements so i can get a feel for the look.☺
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Jul 01, 2016 11:07 pm
We have just moved into our new home and have a large kitchen island bench. It measures 3m in length x 1.35m wide and I find it's a great size, big enough for food prep on one side and to have seating on the other. I can't reach over the whole bench to clean it but I don't mind. I think 1.5m wide would be too big but it's personal choice.
Loving our new home, Upper Hunter NSW on 2.5 acres
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Jul 02, 2016 9:14 am
sjl81, how much of an overhang are you thinking of having? Some stone suppliers will only guarantee an OH of 300-400mm unless you either go up a thickness of stone or have some sort of support under the OH both of which would add quite a bit to the cost. It depends a lot on the stone you use too of course.
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Jul 02, 2016 10:17 am
Hi. We have 1050 wide with an overhang of 350mm. It's perfect width. I have to clean it from both sides as its too wide to wipe properly from one side without marking the edge of the stone with Jean buttons / buckles etc. My stone mason has been in the industry for 30 years and told me up to 20% of stone cracks due to being too big unsupported. He wisely even talked me out of my waterfall edges due to risk of them cracking. There are some images of my bench on my thread if you're interested.
Build thread: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=75302
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Aug 04, 2016 3:26 pm
Thats exactly what i have in mind, it doesnt look too big! Im having cabinetry the other side of the island for the support, not as deep so that there is a 300mm overhang. It would be a shame to waste the storage space by just having a panel. Loving the brown colour too, thats something like my first choice, just awaiting pricing (cross fingers)
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