Here is an example of a DIY job that will save the owner tons of dough. We met at Dorado soapstone for them to pick out their two slabs and I cut all of their pieces to size or just to width so they can trim to length during installation. The island is enormous 76×54. The owners are going to hire a couple of movers to bring that in their house. Pretty smart.
I recently renovated the fireplace. It had red brick around it and a red brick hearth and old broken brass doors. In my excitement and haste I failed to take any before pictures. Removed the hearth and then I finished the grade with leveling cement (love that stuff). I chose to put bedding sand under the marble instead of thin set. Hopefully that will help prevent expand and contract fissures, etc. I got the new black door on craigslist.
Very excited to get a bunch of these slabs. This is not your Italian marble. It’s what is in Martha Stewart’s kitchen and The White House. Ready to fabricate and save some people some money!
It is an exciting day.