Our House Building Adventure

We bought 3 acres of raw land in Wyoming... started clearing it... dug the basement... poured cement... and started framing!

This blog details our house building adventure... building our new home... ourselves!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

It's all about the Soapstone Countertops in Kitchen

We've been working in the kitchen on the  soapstone  counters and island.  First the huge slabs had to be lowered down from the pallet... then cut into pieces.  Soapstone can be cut with a circular saw fitted with a diamond blade.
Here's the pieces surrounding the soapstone sink.

After we got all the pieces dry fitted, we then had to seam the pieces together using epoxy... then sand the seam smooth. 

The last step is to apply mineral oil to the soapstone.  The mineral oil turns the stone almost black and brings out the beautiful veining.

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