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Worktop Overhang advice needed

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by tqgrant, 3 Jul 2017.

  1. tqgrant

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    Hi all,

    Hoping for a bit of input on a kitchen island im just about to install.

    We are having an island 4x2 base units, so 2400 x 1200. Laminate worktop (one piece).

    The wife wants a breakfast bar in oak overlapping the laminate at one end, but without an upstand!!

    The oak would be 2000 x 600. So i was thinking having a 300 overhang on the width, and a 600 overhang on the length.. (see pic)..

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    Now im sure that the 300 overhang will be fine, it's just the 600 overhang that im worried about! I was planning to screw from underneath through the laminate into the oak, maybe even adding a few plates/large washers for extra support etc.

    Whats your thoughts? i don't want that 600 snapping if someone leans on it.. I've seen it done, so jusy after some advice..
     
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    woops.. should have said the oak will be 1800 not 2m..
     
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    Will look very strange, especially placing one worktop on another of differing construction.
    You don't mention the crucial measurement , thickness of the oak.?
     
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    the oak worktop will be 38-40mm, laminate is 28mm.
     
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