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Island and Counter Balance install (no corbels) Pic Heavy

slush1422
10 years ago

I wanted to share the progress of our island and pictures of how we modified our IKEA cabinets to install Counter Balance supports. DH does not like the look of corbels and we really couldn't do legs and since we are having a 15" overhang on two sides of the island for seating we wanted some extra support for our granite. Hoping this is helpful for someone.

First the guys built a box and screwed in into my beautiful new wood flooring (oh the horror)!

From Island and Overhang Supports
From Island and Overhang Supports
From Island and Overhang Supports

We realized that since we have frameless (or are they considered inset?) we had to do some modifications to get the support rods in. We will also have to do a mod or two for the tops of the doors but I wasn't too concerned because those 3 doors are under the overhang where the seating is so no one will really ever see them.

From Island and Overhang Supports
From Island and Overhang Supports
From Island and Overhang Supports
From Island and Overhang Supports
From Island and Overhang Supports

For the support on the corner that 2 overhangs will be they had to cut out part of the cabinet

From Island and Overhang Supports
From Island and Overhang Supports
From Island and Overhang Supports
From Island and Overhang Supports

He also made a perfect fit from the bottom of the plywood that goes over them.

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This is how many tools it takes to install an island...haha!

From Island and Overhang Supports

Everything definitely seems very sturdy and supported. Our fabricator came today to template and was even impressed. Hopefully I'll be posting pics of my Moon Night honed granite counter-tops installed by Saturday or Monday!

From Island and Overhang Supports
From Island and Overhang Supports

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