|The dreaded 3 story walk up!|
The three flights of exterior fire escape were without a doubt the most troublesome part of this project. I fretted over the load out and the load in but in the end I had blown it all out of proportion in my head.
I will have to say that I felt spared by the granite fabricator since delivery and installation were an option I could avoid.
|The original built in Island|
Remove the existing built in island from the wall, add 10" in depth to allow for seating on one side. Include 4 small drawers under the overhang and put the entire piece on castors, with a 1.5" thick granite top.
A granite top on an off center base - on wheels. OK there were a few design concerns.
After taking to the granite supplier I was relieved to find that the top could overhand the edge by 10" without support, so after extending the sides by 10" and adding the columns I was less concerned with both the support and balance.
Thank you Gods of the Internets. These are not standard store shelf items.
And yes - It was about as much fun as it sounds.
All done! and without the excruciating back pain I was anticipating.
I do have to remind myself to talk to the client about building them an elevator.