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How to Create and Install Concrete Countertops

Concrete countertops are becoming more and more popular, mainly because natural stone is durable.

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Materials

  • luan
  • steel mesh
  • concrete mix
  • pigments
  • water
  • sealer
  • silicone
  • beeswax
  • melamine (laminated plywood)

Tools

  • utility knife
  • straightedge
  • hot glue gun
  • table saw
  • wheelbarrow
  • shovel
  • palm sander
  • nail gun
  • magnesium float
  • edger
  • steel trowel
  • foam brush
  • soft cloth

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Projects

Resources

  • Cabinet lift (Gil-Lift) from Telpro Inc.
  • Concrete mix (CCM101)/color: Ash/ASH011; mesh (CWM050); edge forms (REF051); penetrating sealer (PSG060); satin seal (SSG065); wax (CCW070) from Buddy Rhodes Studios