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Installing a Do-It-Yourself Granite Countertop

DIY remodeling expert Paul Ryan shows how to order and install do-it-yourself granite countertops in a contemporary-style kitchen remodel.

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Materials

  • granite countertop components
  • 3/4" plywood
  • sink
  • 2x4 boards
  • screws
  • kraft paper
  • duct tape
  • toothpicks
  • masking tape
  • polyester-based resin
  • cardboard
  • mixing plate
  • buffing pad

Tools

  • grinder
  • buffer
  • granite cutter
  • level
  • drill
  • utility knife
  • carpenter's square
  • sawhorse
  • sawhorses
  • circular saw
  • dust mask
  • pencil
  • spade bit
  • jigsaw
  • 2' level
  • 6' level
  • screwdriver
  • caulk gun
  • rags
  • vix bit
  • dry-cut segmented diamond blade

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Projects

Resources

  • Profile dishwasher (model: PDW788DGSS/color: Stainless Steel); Profile Advantium wall oven (model: SCB2001FSS/color: Stainless Steel); Profile Arctica refrigerator (model: PSI23SCNBS/color: Stainless Steel); Profile 30 convection oven (model: JT912SFSS/color: Stainless Steel); Profile 30 gas cooktop (model: JGP933SEFSS)/color: Stainless Steel) from GE Consumer Products
  • Out-of-Sight power jack (model: 40215); Decora Single-Pole switch (model: 5601-000/color: Mahogany); Decora Duplex receptacle (model: 5325-000/color: Mahogany); Single-Gang Decora Plus Screwless wallplate (model: 80301-000/colors: Ivory and Mohogany); Decora Triplex switch (model: 1755-001/color: Ivory); SmartLock GFCI receptacle (model: 85999-001/color: Ivory) from Leviton Manufacturing Company
  • Kitchen island lights (Tech/model: 700FJSF4S w/700FLJMEBS/color: Blue) from Southern Lights
  • Prefabricated granite countertop (model: Tier II/color: Verde Glaciar) from Do It Yourself Granite