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How to Build a Concrete Countertop

Building and installing a concrete countertop makes for a great DIY project. Learn how to install a new countertop with these easy directions.

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Materials

  • 2x4 boards
  • 2x6 boards
  • water
  • silicone
  • Masonite
  • water-based polyurethane sealer
  • silicone caulk
  • drywall screws
  • painter's tape
  • type 1 cement
  • water reducer
  • food-safe wax
  • melamine boards
  • denatured alcohol
  • kerosene-based release oil
  • wire mesh
  • colored modeling clay

Tools

  • 150-grit sandpaper
  • palm sander
  • orbital sander
  • screw gun
  • caulk gun
  • buckets
  • jigsaw
  • circular saw
  • table saw
  • cement mixer
  • mask
  • safety goggles
  • rubber gloves
  • shop vacuum
  • putty knife
  • rag
  • paint roller
  • measuring tape
  • bolt cutters
  • magnesium float
  • 2" paintbrush

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