We fabricate one of the biggest Onyx Cappuccino Kitchen Island (150″x65″)

Hi All!

We usually do not post fabrication process for our projects but this time we have a really interesting project . One of our customer has an onyx kitchen already done . A couple of weeks ago , he decide to have the biggest onyx island in his kitchen.

Before all , let me give you more information about onyx and the disadvantages about the material.

Onyx Sample

Onyx is a banded variety of chalcedony. The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color (save some shades, such as purple or blue). Commonly, specimens of onyx contain bands of black and/or white.

It has a long history of use for hardstone carving and jewellery, where it is usually cut as a cabochon or into beads. It has also been used for intaglio and hardstone cameo engraved gems, where the bands make the image contrast with the ground. Some onyx is natural but much of the material in commerce is produced by the staining of agate.

The hardness of this stone is 7 but because of multiply layers , so gentle to use with solid surfaces.

In this project we are fabricating a 150 inches Onyx Cappuccino 2 cm Slab .  Most of time that slab is not more than 100 inches. That is why we have ordered a special sized slab from MS International Baltimore.

The most important thing in this project is securing the slab as one piece. Since the slab is going to be fabricated with a lot of vibrations , It’s really hard to keep it safe .

We start our process with fabrication a steel frame for supporting the slab. The metal frame is 132 ” x 59″ to let us the cut and laminate the edges easily. After all we can transport the slab to our warehouse! After all our effort the slab is ready and secure to transport from main warehouse !

First Step to create a metal support for Onyx slab.

Second step to glue metal frame to Onyx slab.Onyx slab is now secure and ready to transportation.

After a long trip , finally we had the slab in our Columbia Warehouse as a one piece :) Thanks God! Then we started to fabricate the main level , to make it ready for edge profile process. We are going to make 2 layer ogee which is very hard to make…

Slab is ready to cut !

Slab is ready to be cut...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main level cutted and ready to make edge profile.

 

The main level has been fabricated after a quick and easy fabrication . The hardest process is starting now , edge profile. Double ogee also called as laminated ogee is really hard process . We have done same profile in one of our biggest project.

 

 

Duble Ogee Profile Project

Here you can see double layer ogee we have fabricated before in Shabadi Project , Potomac MD.

More about Shabadi Project.

 

 

 

The second layer is the hardest process of this project. We are making one bigger level with same shape . After all we are going to make two layer together.

 

 

 

 

We will give more information about install process and final result in next post.

Thank you for visiting our website…

Granix Marble & Granite Inc.

// UPDATE

We all finished the Island Project , please check the link below to see installed details and pictures.

http://www.granix.com/blog/we-have-finished-one-of-the-biggest-onyx-kitchen-island-project-150×65/

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