DIY noire soapstone job.

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.  

The above shows one corner with oil too.  Real dark.  

Fireplace and Hearth renovation

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.