Countertop installation in progress.
Name: Dan Bailey
Type of Project: Kitchen remodel
Location: East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
Type of building: 2nd Floor Condo in a Greek-Revival Row House
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The soapstone fabricators showed up one morning this week with my new countertop packed in the back of their truck in four pieces. The largest of these four pieces was a beastly, 5-foot long slab of stone weighing in at over 300 pounds. The two fabricators clamped the slab between four metal poles, which ran along the top and bottom of the slab, to prevent it from cracking as they moved it. When they reached the front stairwell, they paused, gathering their strength and carefully considering their next move. And then, with a little strategic planning, a great deal of effort, and a flurry of curses, they began to haul the massive soapstone slab upstairs.