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First, construct the countertop base using 2x4s and plywood. Next, construct the form for the countertop, using the same materials and based on the size of the base and your own design preferences. Once the form is attached to the base, drop in a sheet of metal lathe for rigidity.
Mix together a combination of quick-drying concrete and Portland cement, making sure to follow the directions. Determine the amount needed, based on the measurements of the area.
Pour the cement into the form. To level the surface, smooth and spread the mixture with a trowel. Let the concrete set for 2 hours and repeat.