Installing granite in the laundry room- problem

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Installing granite in the laundry room- problem

Hi All- I have a fairly straightforward setup and install as you can see. Small cabinet, was going to put granite to match the kitchen while leaving a spot next to the cabinet for the laundry basket. I was planning on using furring strips screwed into studs for the granite to rest. Now that I am ready for the granite, the wall under the light switch does not have a stud where I need it, so I wouldn't be able to screw the stud into anything but drywall. Any suggestions that would allow me to run the granite over this gap?
 
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Welcome to the forums! You can use EZToggles to fasten your cleat to the sheetrock. They have 100 lb of vertical holding power, so that should be enough coupled with the back wall. Here's an example: E-Z Ancor Toggle-Lock 100 2-1/2 in. Zinc-Plated Alloy Flat-Head Phillips Self-Drilling Drywall Anchors (2-Pack)-10006 at The Home Depot
 
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great- I will be sure to check them out. Thanks for the quick response...
 
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what size piece of wood would you recommend for the cleat/strip? 1x2? 2x2? 1x3?
 
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1X2 should be enough. I would cut it 1/2" or so short of the depth of the granite, and with either a radius or an angle on the exposed end.

Are you putting the granite on the cabinet and continuing it to the left-hand wall or just using it to cover the gap?
 
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putting granite on the entire run- so, on the cabinets and over the gap. planning on putting a strip of wood on the wall with the light switch and the wall under the window.
 
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putting granite on the entire run
Then 1X2 for those strips should be plenty. Approximate the wood and finish of the cabinet for the visible strip at the end, at least, and shape it as I described earlier.
 
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