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DayCreek Journal

July 26 , 2009


Concrete Countertops - Parts 3 & 4

In this video, the concrete mixed in Part 2 is poured into the mold. After a few days, the mold is removed. PLEASE NOTE: In this series of videos, I used silicone rubber cement to seal the form to the base and corners. Since this video was taken, I have done away with this step. Although a small amount of water may seep from the mold, caulking the edges was tedious and made it harder to release the mold. After working with numerous countertop pieces, I feel this step is unnecessary.

Once the countertop is released from the mold, I flip the countertop and put a few of the rails underneath to allow the piece to dry more evenly. I really enjoy this part, since I now get a chance to see the real shape of the piece and hopefully no big bug holes in the top side of the slab.

 

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