Originally Posted by CodeRage
Yeah, details on the counter top process would be appreciated! I am thinking of something familiar. All of the techniques I have seen mold the counter top with the surface on the bottom against some melamine.
Looks great! I may have to borrow your light box idea
Yep those are all I found as well.
I used 5000psi Sacrete it took 300lbs to do the bar top. I lugged it down stairs in a bucket and built the mold out of the top of the bar. I used some white board (can't remember what it's called but it's cheap) and coated it with paste wax to get it to release from the concrete.
Make sure to vibrate the concrete to get all the air out (I used a palm sander on the bar legs).
Sanding it sucks it is best to do it wet (like most things). I liked a more rough surface so I did not worry about getting crazy with the sanding.
Then mix up root killer and spread it on to stain it green. Then wax it, then melt it and it's done.
When doing measurements don't forget to take into account the height of the concrete. I'm just saying.
It worked out well though everyone likes the higher countertop better.