Photo by: Michael Pekovich
When my wife and I decided to remodel our kitchen, I planned to do most of the work but intended to leave the stone countertops to the pros. Then I came across soapstone, which can be worked with ordinary woodworking tools.
Soapstone is heavy. A 30-in. by 84-in. slab weighs over 300 lb., so fabrication is a two-person job. I decided to avoid a $250 delivery fee by fetching the soapstone from the warehouse in my pickup truck. The staff there recommended against laying the slabs flat in the truck bed, so I made a simple plywood A-frame rack and strapped the slabs to it for the two-hour drive home.