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Repurposed Slate Countertops
« on: September 22, 2015, 12:50:20 PM »
Three years ago I got some inch thick slate slabs that were ripped out of where I work during renovations they were doing. They had been shower stalls. I figured I would use them in a patio or something. Instead I just fine shed with the help of my girlfriend's son, turning them into countertops.

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Re: Repurposed Slate Countertops
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2015, 02:11:50 PM »
Very nice re-use and they look good
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Re: Repurposed Slate Countertops
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2015, 02:56:20 PM »
Looks really nice.

I have the same cabinets as you.
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Re: Repurposed Slate Countertops
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2015, 07:24:49 PM »
very nice. I'm planning cement for my counter tops. with sections of end grain wood block.
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Re: Repurposed Slate Countertops
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2015, 05:20:04 AM »
They had been shower stalls.

Sorry....kinda brings to mind hoof and mouth disease :P
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Re: Repurposed Slate Countertops
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2015, 11:59:24 AM »
They had been shower stalls.

Sorry....kinda brings to mind hoof and mouth disease
Ha. They were outside at my house for three years so I'm at peace with that.
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Re: Repurposed Slate Countertops
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2015, 12:02:00 PM »
Nice work, Pete.
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Re: Repurposed Slate Countertops
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2015, 02:13:28 PM »
Great job! I have been looking for that very material as I prepare to update my 100 year old kitchen.

The DSotM cup adds a touch of class as well.
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Re: Repurposed Slate Countertops
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2015, 02:53:40 PM »
Great job! I have been looking for that very material as I prepare to update my 100 year old kitchen.

The DSotM cup adds a touch of class as well.
I read slate can go for $100/sq ft so we got lucky. I was surprised how well it cut with just a diamond blade for my skil saw and a hose for streaming water. It was HEAVY! The nice thing is once we clean it up (I'm going to wet sand it) we can use it as is, use a sealer that keeps a wet look (darker) or a sealant that doesn't change the color. I can totally abuse it and just sand off any damage.
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Re: Repurposed Slate Countertops
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2015, 12:02:08 PM »


Now with the tiling its all done. I also put in a taller faucet which will be great for brewing.
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Re: Repurposed Slate Countertops
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2015, 12:40:21 PM »
I think its awesome. I like that skilfully repuposed look.