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Old 03-15-2007, 06:33 PM   #1
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I was at a local stone shop looking for a round tabletop to make a pizza oven on. The guy who owns it showed me this monster in the back lot. It wound up being 6'x2' x2" thick with rebar inside the concrete. It already had the cutout for the sink and one facuet. It was something he had made to order but the client didn't want it so the best part was my price....free!
Must have weighed in at 300lbs easy. I am using some cinderblocks to see about the heights and all that and will make something a bit dressier later on.
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:40 PM   #2
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Free is a good word!
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Old 03-15-2007, 07:09 PM   #3
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Sweet deal!!!!!!!!!!!

The possibilities are endless with that. I think I'd set it in a base of nice fieldstone or river rock.....

Gives me great ideas though..never thought of pouring a counter out of concrete....hmmmmmmmm....
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Old 03-15-2007, 07:22 PM   #4
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Hey guys, concrete countertops are a hot item! You can polish them up to look like granite and they have all the same characteristics as granite. If you don't want to polish them, you can acid stain them and put a epoxy sealer on them.

http://thestampstore.com/catalog/produc ... ec054663f6

I've bought lots of stuff from these folks in the past few years.
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:27 PM   #5
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Good thing you didn't tell him you would have to think about it.
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:51 PM   #6
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Hey guys, concrete countertops are a hot item! You can polish them up to look like granite and they have all the same characteristics as granite. If you don't want to polish them, you can acid stain them and put a epoxy sealer on them.

http://thestampstore.com/catalog/produc ... ec054663f6

I've bought lots of stuff from these folks in the past few years.
STAINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:05 PM   #7
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Hey guys, concrete countertops are a hot item! You can polish them up to look like granite and they have all the same characteristics as granite. If you don't want to polish them, you can acid stain them and put a epoxy sealer on them.

http://thestampstore.com/catalog/produc ... ec054663f6

I've bought lots of stuff from these folks in the past few years.
STAINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!
What is that telling me Bob???
Stains if I do? or stains if I don't?
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Originally Posted by Nick Prochilo":17dwensw]Hey guys, concrete countertops are a hot item! You can polish them up to look like granite and they have all the same characteristics as granite. If you don't want to polish them, you can acid stain them and put a epoxy sealer on them.

[url="http://thestampstore.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=29&products_id=662&osCsid=b 15152a918d68b3aaf4629ec054663f6
http://thestampstore.com/catalog/produc ... ec054663f6[/url]

I've bought lots of stuff from these folks in the past few years.
STAINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!
What is that telling me Bob???
Stains if I do? or stains if I don't? [/quote:17dwensw]

Stains if you dont epoxy it . first generation cement countertops inevitabley stained.. the new stuff lasts a while..
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As long as you seal it and keep it sealed it should keep a very attractive appearance. Besides sealing that shouldn't take but a few minutes, once a year.
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