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October 12, 2017

Requirements for Overhangs

Our baseline overhang when we have no special bar seating is roughly 1.5 inches.

Now we talked about earlier in our previous blog that inch and a half is our baseline. But because the cabinets are not straight, that could vary from 1.25 inches to 1.625 inches to 1.75 inches in different areas.

We’re going to cut the rock, the granite, or the quartz straight. But the cabinets are not straight. And that’s our baseline, whether it’s over there in front of a pool and you don’t want more than a inch and a half because you want access your actual drawer or whether it’s over here where someone doesn’t want bar seats because it intrudes into the walkway or into the space. Inch and a half goes anywhere where it’s a normal overhang.

Now when we want bar seats, we want to eat there, we got to kick it up from inch and a half to at least eight inches. Now when we’re on an island or a peninsula where we’re all level and there’s a ton of counter top going this way for support, then we can for sure go from 8 even to 12. In this case, this customer is doing 10 inches of overhang. That’s the perfect magic number without any extra bracing. You have to separate islands and peninsulas where there’s a lot of counter top surface area being weighted to the left or to the right of the overhang that makes it stable to be able to go to that amount.

Now if someone really, really wanted to make this a permanent table for whatever reason, they wanted to go 16 or 19 or 22 inches of overhang, they have to do one of two things. They have to actually build a table-leg extension wherever your endpoint is, put a column, a decorative table leg, probably a wood, sitting right here to carry that overhang. Then, they would have to connect it from point to point and then connect them all together like a table so they don’t wobble, which is a lot of money for carpentry. You got to buy the materials and have it done before we can start templating.

If that’s what you want, it’s just a matter of money. It’s not a matter of whether it can be done or not. It’s a matter of money. Anything past 12 inches is excessive overhang and needs the next level of support for proper safety.

We’re not against anything. We’re all for what you want. We just want to lay the groundwork of what’s immediate, what takes extra work and what takes extra money, so when you guys communicate with us, we can be properly prepared and ready to start work.

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