Homeowners choose granite for household surfaces due to their natural beauty, durability and stain resistance. A top granite dining table offers residents and guests the opportunity to sit down and enjoy a meal on a natural surface containing their use in their final color and character as it is seasoned with time. Make your own granite-top table for your own measurements.
An advantage of making your own granite dining table is that you can build it to your own desired dimensions instead of a stock size. Because a granite slab for a dining table is typically a large seamless plate, your table will not be expandable with a center leaf. Therefore make your table as big as will comfortably fit the room with space for as many chairs as you will need around the perimeter. Plan at least 30 inches of space around each side of the table. Measure the chairs and allow about 4 inches on each side of each chair at its widest part. Lastly measure the room and the door to see your top of the table fit out the door for a possible move.
Frame granite dining table, after determining the size of your table, builds or buy frame that will keep granite top. Build a simple wooden frame with four legs of wood stag and stain it to the color of the chair frames. As an alternative, buy a table frame of metal that has been separated from its glass or tile top at a furniture store’s scratch and buckle area. Choose or build a table frame that can support the weight of granite top, about 17 pounds per square foot of the area. Have your granite bit cut by the supplier to the dimensions you need. Whether your table frame allows granite slab to lie inside the frame, surrounded by its edges, or to lie on top of the frame, determine if you will need to finish granite edges. The granite supplier cans custom angle or curve edges on the table top.
On a table frame with legs and a supporting frame, it holds the weight of granite top in place. On a pedestal table or a frame without full support under granite, it may be necessary to attach granite to the frame. Add a second pedestal under the table and center on each end of the top. After installation, use your granite dining table frequently. Eat on it exposed and wipe it clean after each use. Frequent use helps the season granite, darker color. Natural granite need no seal or paint.