Case Study: Concrete Countertop
Before and After
Stages of Construction:
1) Frame & Molds 2) Concrete 3) The Cure 4) Sanding 5) Slurry, Sanding 6) Polishing 7) Oiling and Waxing
Stage 3: Curing the Countertop
The concrete has been curing in the form, now the curing will continue outside the form.
Inside, metal framing is tethered to the wood frame's sides, holding its position during vibration. The metalwork inside includes rebar bonded together, and large-cell wire mesh from end-to-end.
The Mix: White portland cement, white stucco sand, white and coloured aggregate, and dye!
You can just barely see a plywood sheet covering the sink area.
The form's sides are made of aborite, one of the materials that provide a sheer finish and an appropriate flexibility.
The foam within the wood form supports other materials like soft to rigid plastics and steel, even caulking and tape - permitting near unlimited shapes.