Some pictures of the casting of the concrete countertop. It is cast upside down into a melamine form. Because I am working by myself and the countertop had to be carried upstairs, it is cast into eight pieces, separated by brass bars. The brass details and large granite pieces are placed into the form. Granite chips are added to the coloured concrete mix. It is topped with regular concrete (the part that doesn’t show.) When set the concrete is polished with a wet polisher using increasingly finer grit diamond pads starting at 100 grit to expose the aggregate and finishing with 3000 grit to give it a glass smooth surface. A long, slow process. It is sealed with granite sealer.

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