This instructable shows how to build a simple concrete countertop. There are several sites on the net with good instruction and lots of details, including one here on Instructables
. This project is much more basic for those who may be interested in trying to build one but want to start with something simple (relatively speaking). The countertop was for my friend's new kitchen island and was built by just the two of us with no prior experience. There are no bells and whistles, just a plain rectangular top 74 inches x 37 inches, 2 inches thick.
This will also be a reference as to problems that could arise, mistakes that could happen (read, mistakes we made
), and fixes/work-arounds in case they happen to you. You don't want to spend the time building something like this only to have it end up as a small patio in your backyard instead of the countertop you wanted. Believe it or not, the concrete is much more forgiving than you'd think.On to the good stuff...