Release on 2007-01-01 | by Buddy Rhodes,Susan Andrews
Author: Buddy Rhodes,Susan Andrews
Pubpsher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Category: House & Home
For the first time, the art and craft of creating concrete countertops is detailed, step-by-step. This invaluable manual will guide craftsmen through each step of creating a cast concrete countertop, from the careful process of measuring for a template, to building a mold, through casting and installation. Moreover, you will be inspired by a gallery of more than 60 color images that explore actual kitchens and baths featuring hand-crafted countertops.With more than 30 years of experience in concrete art and fabrication, artist Buddy Rhodes shares his skills and experience in this tell-all book. Most importantly, he shares the process he pioneered for creating the natural, stone-like pressed surface countertops that have become his hallmark. Additionally, he details techniques for hand-trowelled and polished countertop surfaces.As the popularity of concrete in home decor soars, this book will be an indespensible guide for any craftsman who hopes to make his mark in this expanding market. Amateurs alike will appreciate the intricate detail and the helpful hints that Rhodes includes in this comprehensive guide.
Do you want to make your own concrete countertop but didn't find the right book? Create your own concrete countertop with easy to follow instructions within this book. This is what we talk about in this book: Initial planning: thickness, color, dimensions, sides and types of countertops Materials: For the frame and for mixing Making the mold: frame, special appliances, silicone and olive oil trick Reinforcing: Wire mesh and rebar Choosing your concrete Coloring the concrete: pigments, dyes, stains or aggregates The mixing process Pouring the concrete Finishing of the countertop How to protect your new countertop Final words: Recap and a thank you note Click the buy now button to start making your own concrete countertop!
The companion volume to Making Concrete Countertops with Buddy Rhodes, this book details the art and craft of creating vertical concrete applications as well as integral sink and drainboard elements and curved-edge counters, for advanced users of the medium. An invaluable manual for contractors, architects, and expert handypersons alike, the project photography within will guide you step-by-step in the creation of an outdoor kitchen project, from the careful process of measuring a template, to building a mold, to casting, curing, and installation. With more than 30 years of experience in concrete art and fabrication, artist Buddy Rhodes shares his skills and experience in this useful, practical book. Most importantly, he shares the process he pioneered for creating the natural, stone-like pressed surfaces that have become his hallmark. As the popularity of concrete in home decor soars, this book will be an indispensable guide for any craftsman who hopes to make his mark on this incredible, expanding market.
Design, Forms, and Finishes for the New Kitchen and Bath
Author: Fu-Tung Cheng
Pubpsher: Taunton Press
This book reinvents the countertop with a single material: concrete. Concrete Countertops is an essential book for architects, homeowners and contractors who want to learn how to design, form, mix, pour, color, trowel, inlay and finish decorative concrete countertops. Homeowners will be inspired by the 350 color photographs that bring this exciting medium to life.
Accompanied by a host of color photographs, detailed drawings, and a DVD, a companion volume to Concrete Countertops offers a step-by-step, hands-on approach to guide readers through the process of designing, forming, pouring, finishing, and installing a beautiful, durable, and stylish countertop. Original.
Innovative Forms and Finishes : Floors, Walls, Fireplaces, Countertops
Author: Fu-Tung Cheng,Eric Olsen
Pubpsher: Taunton Press
"Step inside and get inspired as designer Fu-Tung Cheng leads you on a tour of the most beautiful concrete design possibilities in Concrete At Home. In this stunning new book, [the author] reveals the full innovative design potential of this common and ancient material in a surprising variety of gorgeous examples. The book provides the fundamental information you'll need to understand concrete mix design, form creation, pouring, curing, finishing, and troubleshooting. You'll also take away key design, composition, texture, and colour techniques that will give you the self-assurance you need to design your own concrete architectural components or the confidence to oversee their creation." -Inside front cover.
Poorly executed finish carpentry can make a whole house look like the work of an amateur. But quality finish carpentry can transform ordinary walls into finely crafted rooms. In this collection from Fine Homebuilding, you'll learn the secrets of master carpenters on designing and installing baseboard, moulding, window casing (including elegant curved casing), fireplace mantels, panelling, and built-in storage.