Granite Slab Cut

It was a perfect late summer day. My brother and his wife were visiting from the Chicago area and he always enjoys completing a house project. I have had a heavy piece of granite by the side of the front door for two years and really wanted to get it cut to fit the vanity in the family room bathroom. I just had to ask John if he would help with the cuts and the project was started.

Moving the granite slab

Moving the granite slab

We put the granite on the rolling carts that I bought as solar heater stands. They have proved to be great as work tables. I have a granite wet saw from work I did in Arizona. It is a 4″ saw blade and just deep enough to cut the thick granite slab.

Granite cut on rolling cart

Granite cut on rolling cart

There was mesh on the back of the slab that helped hold the cut sections together and we sliced through this with a razor blade and then a serrated knife to separate the cut pieces.
I decided to cut the slab to fit all the way to the wall on the left side of the vanity stand and just over the edge of the stand in the front and on the right side.

Cutting the slab

Cutting the slab

Once the slab was cut it was not quite as heavy to carry in and place on the vanity stand.

Carrying in the slab

Carrying in the slab

The slab was placed on the vanity and shifted a bit to fit. Some shimming could still be done. It is heavy enough to sit on the stand without adhesive and the granite sink will sit on top of the slab.

John placing the slab

John placing the slab

I ordered a few diamond core bits to cut a hole for the sink drain and the water pipes. Now it shouldn’t be long until the sink is installed on this vanity top.

Family room bathroom vanity granite

Family room bathroom vanity granite

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