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« on: April 22, 2006 01:32:41 PM »

I have granite samples that measure maybe 8"x 11" and Silestone samples that are 3" x 3". They are approx. 1/2" thick. what can I do with these?
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2006 01:53:45 PM »

trivets for the table and coasters... Selkie
Also maybe a small table top
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2006 09:16:42 AM »

my husband brought home a TON of these types of things when he worked at a design center. on the smaller tiles, we glued felt to the back and made a TON of coasters. I also lined a wire shelf in my bathroom with them, to keep all of me junk from falling through into my toliet! My husband brought home some old cabinet doors too. He took off the outside frames and mitered (anyway, cut into 45 degree angles) and framed the larger granite tiles to make large trivets. He made one for my mom with a lazy susan underneath. We keep them in the middle of our table and it works GREAT! He also brought home a LARGE granite piece leftover from a counter top. He is going to finish the edges (using techniques unknown to me!) and make me a breadboard!

I hope this gives you some ideas, maybe not, but I tired!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2006 01:45:06 PM »

cheese board for the granite bit... the rest if there are enough might make neat "tiles" for a tiled table top.

Trivets have been mentioned, I like sandstone better for coasters (it sucks up the condensation)

if you had the wood you could do a combination trivet/cutting board (box the edges and cover one side of the granite with wood.  Wood side becomes the cutting board, granite side a trivet.)

Pretty stepping stones for a garden or even small serving trays.

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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2006 05:45:42 PM »

Thank you, everyone. I work at a design center currently, so I'm always bringing home weird stuff like carpet samples, granite, shower door glass, etc. I will probably ask more questions like this in the near future! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2006 10:08:44 AM »

girlscoutriot, maybe you can help me find a way to use all these carpet samples my husband hoards away. i have a three foot stack! (in the UGLIEST colors on the face of the planet!)
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2006 10:39:09 AM »

cat furniture (scratch posts, kitty stairs etc) is a good use for scrap/sample carpet.  If it's free you don't cry when kitty shreds it to bits and it has to be recovered or replaced.

cat furniture is EXPENSIVE in the stores...

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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2006 09:54:03 AM »

yeah, i don't have a cat. my whole family is allergic... maybe someday i'll get a friend with a cat, but I'll never be able to go to her house Sad  i tend to only hang out with dog people... isn't that strange? I've never really thought of this before.

maybe I should just make some and sell them... maybe I'll just be lazy.
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2006 12:08:22 PM »

One of my oldest brothers friends recently "inherited" three dachshunds.  One is rather elderly and has problems with normal people stairs so Theo has made a set (longer step less rise to the next one) and covered them in carpet so the old fellow can get down from the porch and into the back yard (and back) to do his doggy business.  The two younger ones like the doggy stairs and use them by preference, which is nice because apparently all thee dogs have a habit of sleeping on the steps.  He also uses carpet samples to line the dog houses for his Huskey and the "terrible trio", so there are options for dogs...

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