Amazing DIY Concrete Countertops - Yes, YOU Can Make This Too!

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This past month I took a course on how to make these AMAZING marbleized concrete countertops. The biggest things I learned is how easy it actually is to work with concrete and that there is an endless range of things one can make with the medium. I really love this marbling technique. It looks like a very expensive Italian marble, but is a fraction of the cost.
FULL EASY STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL: http://diyfunideas.com/make-concrete-counters-like-pros-tutorial-ashby-system-part-1-intro-templating/
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Easy templating technique does not even require a tape measure!
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This is the cut out that will make the hole for the sink.
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Instead of reinforcing rebar, I used fiberglass fibers for increased strength and less weight.
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Pouring the concrete.
Check out the gorgeous final product! Seriously amazing, isn't it?!!!
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FULL STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL IS HERE: http://diyfunideas.com/make-concrete-counters-like-pros-tutorial-ashby-system-part-1-intro-templating/
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I also made one with a built in sink.
FULL TUTORIAL WITH INTEGRAL SINK HERE: http://diyfunideas.com/make-concrete-countertop-vanity-integral-sink/
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For an even easier concrete counter, do a 1/4" overlay. Here I did one right over laminate. TUTORIAL HERE: http://diyfunideas.com/diy-concrete-counter-overlay-vanity-makeover/
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For these gorgeous white countertops I used a pour in place technique. FULL TUTORIAL HERE: http://diyfunideas.com/make-diy-cast-in-place-white-concrete-countertops/
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    • Peggy
      Peggy Punta Gorda, FL
      on Dec 27, 2014

      Wow! These are amazing!

      • Carole
        Carole Australia
        on Dec 27, 2014

        Concrete is heavy. Do you need to take that into account when doing bench tops. If your cabinets are not strong enough, might the concrete be too weighty?? Just wondering. Thanks.

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            DIY Fun Ideas New Port Richey, FL
            on Dec 29, 2014

            @Carole Hi Carol, A standard cabinet should be able to hold the countertops just fine. Plus, we use a lightweight concrete (i.e., it contains lighter aggregate than traditional concrete). Details about all that will be in the third part of the series on the blog, which I should have posted by tonight. Also, if you're still concerned you can go with a thinner countertop. The one we made is 2 inches thick. You can go with half of that and then have the edges "fold" to look like they're 2 inches.