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Spicoli43

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I'm wondering if anyone knows how they secure these types of island columns to the floor?

The cabinets are floaters, secured by T-25 screws to the column, and I expected when I pulled them out, there would be cutouts at the bottom where they secured the column to the floor. There is nothing like that, and no bolts in the corresponding location under the island in the crawl space.

The only thing I can think of is that the column is a frame which they bolted down, then did the sheet rock work on it, but I have no idea because of the lack of evidence in the crawl space.

I'm just drawing a blank here.
 

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They may be interdependent and stable as a unit.

More than likely just nailed where it crossed a joist.
 

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Yes, it's leaning toward they put it in on top of the joists, put in the subfloor, added the drywall to what I assume is a 2x4 frame, and then put in the laminate floor. That would explain the ability to hide the nails / screws.
 

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I believe that were you to disassemble the wall you would find that the floor sheating was installed continuously and the wall was assembled above the sheating, because the nailing pattern of the sheating to the joist, tells where to attach the wall framing, and in suction, drywall, laminate and cabinets.
 

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I believe that were you to disassemble the wall you would find that the floor sheating was installed continuously and the wall was assembled above the sheating, because the nailing pattern of the sheating to the joist, tells where to attach the wall framing, and in suction, drywall, laminate and cabinets.
Yes, you are right, thinking back on how it looked from underneath in the crawl space.
 
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