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I am  having a quarterback counter top made for a small kitchen. To gain added work space as well as have a place for us to seniors to sit we would like to build a table top  from the same quartz - about 28" by 48.
Where could I get a white laminate cabinet that I could use for a base and storage - about 30" wide and how could it be cut down to accommodate the thickness of the top and still be table height.
Thank you for any help

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Hi Barbara, various cabinets are available "flat packed" in boxes, at the Big Box stores like Lowes, Home Depot, etc., and 30" is a common size I believe, but they would be 34" tall and the typical table height is around 30".....also a solid Quartz counter is likely really heavy, and I would be concerned about the vertical strength of some of those premade cabinets. A good Cabinetmaker/Furniture Maker could likely build something custom for not a lot of money, out of white laminated panels, and incorporate a heftier design to accommodate the added weight safely... and make it a custom height if need be.The Big Box stores also offer custom cabinet design and manufacture, so investigate that as well.. That's what I'd suggest you explore..I'm sure there are some local craftsmen in your area, too.. that could do such a custom job, and I would find a few to give you estimates...there are small custom kitchen designer/manufacturers in most localities, that would likely take on this job for you, and they're set up to manufacture this type of cabinetry all ready, so they would likely be pretty reasonable in cost...perhaps...only some research and calling will give you that answer, but I would explore at least 3 different options to see where you come out....hope that helps a little. Please feel free to post back.
Regards, Greg

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Questions on Woodworking, wood finishing and refinishing of all kinds, repairing furniture and wooden objects, Architectural details, Woodturning, carving, tool usage, product usage, some chemistry as it applies to woodworking and related interests,cabinet making and furniture construction/design, etc. I have experience with all manners of colorants, finishes, paints, stains, dyes, glazes, and coatings, wood species recognition and usage,tool recommendations, blade types and recommendation,techniques and methods for many Woodworking related issues, etc.

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Fine furniture restorer and cabinet maker for over 30 years,serving high end Antique dealers, Interior designers, Collectors in the CT area. Consulting for area Painting/Decorating and Building contractors on non painting issues..(staining, wood prep.,clear finishing, floor restoration and architectural detail restoration and repair, etc.) Sold, built, serviced, setup Home, Industrial, and Commercial stationary woodworking tools for a major tool retailer in CT. for three years, sold hand and power tools , provided knowledge, parts replacement, service, and on site service, Trade show Demo, and training as well.

Publications
Published in Fine Woodworking Magazine (12/97), included on Fine Woodworkings first "Best of Fine Woodworking" CD-ROM (2002) ...("27 year compilation of expert know-how")

Education/Credentials
Art School at Silvermine Guild in Norwalk, CT., 9 year apprenticeship in a European run Cabinet and Restoration shop in CT., various classes on subjects having to do with the field. Seminars from major Tool manufacturers, Skil/Bosch, Delta, Powermatic, Ritter, Porter cable, Milwaukee, Dewalt/B&Decker, Performax.

Past/Present Clients
Many varied clients including work on Martha Stewarts' Westport, CT. show house, many fine Antique dealers and private collectors in and around Fairfield County and in Woodbury, CT. (the Antiques capital of CT.), Golden Age of Trucking Museum,Consulting for area Painting/Decorating and Building contractors on non painting issues..(staining, wood prep.,clear finishing, floor restoration and architectural detail restoration and repair, etc.), local Museums and Historical Societies. For the last two years I have been employed with Schwenke Auctioneers Inc.- Woodbury Auction LLC., as a staff photographer,IT tech,and doing restoration and repair work as well.

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