Okay, I need a little input here from the regulars. I recently came across a slab of black granite that did not work out on one of our renovation projects. We already bought it, and I didn't want it to go to waste. I had the contractor cut it down for me for my large egg table top. It is basically a rectangle with a curved front. It is 27" deep at the sides and 32" deep at the center. 54" wide, with a 21" diameter hole in the middle. I know it is going to be a heavy table. I can not safetly lift this slab on my own. But I couldn't turn down a free slab of granite. Other than the weight, and maintaining the finish, are there any other draw backs to using granite for a egg table top?
Also, how far above the band will the egg need to sit for the hinge to clear when the top is open, and will this create a large gap between the egg and the top?
All input is welcome, along with any ideas for the frame set up.
Thanks in advance,