|This is the outside wall of the showroom--incredible, isn't it?|
|Soapstone and copper cookware--so pretty!|
|Check out this floor!|
After a little while we were invited to join Scott in a tour of the workshop. Here we saw the amazing sand/water machine used to cut the slabs of soapstone into various shapes (templates are read from an attached computer). We also saw the room where they make the incredible block sinks. Water at high pressure hits a massive hunk of stone and turns it into this:
|Block sink with bow front|
|Close-up of the inside--look, Ma, no sharp corners!|
C and I went over our wish list with Scott, while the kids played chess on an inlaid soapstone board built-in to a bar top. We discussed hand-worked Franklin edges, scoop front sinks, a small 2" backsplash, and windowsills for our two kitchen windows. It's a lot of beautiful stone. We also went over plans for the wrapper disposal hole in the snack station, and Scott even suggested a great idea for a cover, shaped like a cork (no yucky edges to trap gunk).
|Backsplash with a furniture look|
Thanks to Bucks County Soapstone for an informative, fun morning!