Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Concrete countertop 1 in progress

We finally are getting going on getting the countertops poured. Colin worked very hard on the mold for the little counter while I worked on getting the chicken coop built.

Then on Saturday I weighed out all the ingredients and got them all lined up and ready. The liquids went into the fridge. (How are we going to fit the liquid for the big countertops in the fridge?)

Then on Sunday we began! We are using a new technique where you do a thin color coat on the bottom of the mold and then a glass fiber coat on top of that. We used a drywall hopper to spray the color concrete into the mold. That part was incredibly messy so I did not get any pictures. My friend Birgitta came to help and observe as she will be making her countertops later in the year. She graciously took these photos.

See how fury it looks? It was a very weird process.
Results will be posted tomorrow.


  1. can't wait to see the result! What's the deal with refrigerating the liquid???

  2. One of the compounds reacts better with the portland cement if the mixture is at 65 degrees. All the little details make this a lot harder than I thought it was going to be.