Bucks County Soapstone Company

Soapstone Shop

Sink shopGreg Seuren at our Striebig Panel Saw, this is a carryover from the old cabinetmaking days.  Accuracy is key to building a good hand built sink.  Sink parts are fine tuned on this saw in preparation to receive the tongue and groove jointery.  This is part of Greg’s domain and he likes everything in  place so it’s ready for him to go, go, go.  I think we have a distinct advantage when it comes to sink building due to our cabinetmaking background.   Each and every sink is built using tested and proven methods of construction.  Our sink bottoms are all tapered toward the drain for proper drainage.  The drains are standard size but we prefer the Kohler 8801 model drain and strainer.  If you want a special finish for this drain you should get it ordered plenty ahead of time.


Guys working in the shop
David, Zach, Doug and Adam in the shop shaping, edging, grinding and polishing.  These guys are the best.  Great work ethics and great craftsmen.  What a pleasure it is for me to come to work each day and share the hours with these guys. Ryan and Aaron do most of our installations and you will see most of the comments in our feedback section has their names in them.  David and Scott pioneered Bucks County Soapstone through the early days and we both still love to work with our hands.

 

 

Paul finish a countertopPaul  is seen here working on your countertops with hand tools.  He is one of two craftsmen who are responsible for all of the hand finishing of your tops including edges and sink cutout polishing.  He and Aaron Leatherman are the masters of our Franklin edge which requires a special touch to keep it looking real.   Aaron and Paul are also handy working on our network and  trouble- shooting computer issues keeping us in operation.  Paul also has installed air conditioning and ductwork in the shop and allowed us to capture heat generated by machinery to heat our shop.

 

Flow waterjet

 

 

This is our Flow water jet.  When Doug returns to the shop after making a digital template he carefully  fine tunes  the information gathered from your project.  Once this step is complete he passes the information on the Adam Leatherman our Flow Water Jet operator (and another of Scott's nephews).  It is amazing to see how  Adam has learned to make this machine perform.  This Flow Waterjet is one awesome and dependable machine that allows Adam  to cut countertop tops or intricate inlays.   We have cut floor tiles in puzzle shapes and quilt pattern inlays.  We can also cut through tops with decorative patterns to allow heat to convect through the soapstone. 

 

 

 

 

 

Our accurate templating can perfectly fit a stone wall.

 

 

 

When it comes to fitting to stone walls this machine makes the process very precise.  Honestly the most important part of fitting tightly to a stone wall is the desire to do it right.  We have that desire right from the time Doug performs his template to Adam cutting the tops on the water jet to Aaron and Paul as they relieve the top and fine tune the fit, to Ryan and Aaron as they install the tops in your home.   Did I say how proud I am of our team?  Well, just in case you didn’t get that impression from me maybe you want to visit our feedback section  to see what our customers have to say about us. Please hover your mouse over the image to the left to see how this countertop fits the stone wall.

 

 

 

 

 

A stepfront block sink being carved and the finished productThis is the start of something great.  When this machine is working properly it enables us to turn blocks of soapstone into works of art that some people call sinks.  In this photo  “the machine” is carving a completely custom sink we designed to fit in an existing set of cabinetry.  Should I say cabinetry that wasn’t intended to have an apron front sink.   Does that sound familiar?  You want an apron front sink to make your kitchen really look perfect but you can’t do it without major cabinet work that comes with the cost of a major headache.   We can do it.  No major cabinet work, just a couple simple cuts, no new doors, no staining or finish matching. 
A closer look and you will see we have notched the bottom of the block to sit behind the face frame of the cabinet.  The front that is visible will have a bow from left to right.  Wow!
Please hover your mouse over the image to the right to see how this sink slides into the cabinet.