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Quartz/granite/marble work tops... DIY possible.

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Peterb47, 13 Oct 2016.

  1. Peterb47

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    Hi, I'm new to this site so apologies if my question is to in the wrong place. Years ago I made all our kitchen work tops from reclaimed floorboards biscuit-jointed together. These worked very well and looked good too...(nice routed edges etc).
    However, they are now a bit tired and we are looking at granite etc tops. Here's the question...is it possible to buy the material and shape and edge it as a DIY job ? (obviously with the correct saw blades and router bits...assuming these are on the market!)
    I've looked through existing threads and can't see this exact topic addressed anywhere ...sorry if I've missed it.
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    You could probably do it with slate. If you don't mind a 'rustic' finish. But granite? May be a bridge too far...
     
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    Thanks Gerrydelasel
    Any thoughts on marble or Quartz? I believe these may be a bit softer?
     
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    Marble is soft, but not quartzite. No idea how easy it is to buy unfinished slabs (but I have seen slate for sale, for paving and snooker tables etc).
     
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    Thanks Gerry
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