How to Order Stone: Fabrication
Fabrication will not start until the shop drawings have been approved by the customer. Additionally we must have the sink and faucet before we start fabrication. An additional (but optional) step is that the customer, home owner, and/or designer may come to our shop and layout the templates on the slabs to be cut. This is more of an issue with material with a lot of movement as opposed to materials with a consistent pattern. Actual fabrication will start with the cutting of the slab(s) on our bridge saw. Below is a pictorial tour of the complete fabrication process for a 2cm marble vanity top. Please note some steps shown are only applicable to marble or 2cm material (and not applicable or typical to 3cm or granite). Fabrication will take approximately two to four (2-4) weeks depending on the size and complexity of the job as well as additional jobs currently in production in our shop at the time.
Some notes about this gallery:
- 3cm materials do not require a build up or lamination, nor do they require sub-tops.
- Most granites will not require re-polishing, however exposed overhangs (ie at upper bar tops) do get polished or honed on the back side (underneath).
- The anchor system shown is the Keil anchoring system to anchor sinks. The Keil anchoring system is a German mechanical anchoring system designed for stone facades and works extremely well for under mount sinks.
- Most of our edge details are run either on our CNC or the Pro-Edge, though there are some that are still run with a special profiling wheel on the saw as shown here.