Saturday, July 11, 2009

Concrete Counter

We have begun the first attempt at a concrete top surface. We are planning on using it for the buffet we purchased and cleaned up last month.

Today we got all the necessary tools, and materials. Rory built the form out of melamine, with some assistance from me, and supervision from the "Foreman", Baxter. (Note, he's in photo's behind puppy gate)

We mixed up the concrete, and put it in the form, and added metal mesh for strength, and finished filling the form.

It took a few times troweling the top surface over a few hours while it hardened, and now we wait for it to dry.

Then Rory will remove it from the form, and sand it smooth.
The counter will take a while to be completed, apparently we need to wait 28 days before applying the stain. Then there is a sealant. we will post the progress, and hopeful success of our first concrete counter top.

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