I’ve been working the graveyard shift all week (which has seriously impeded my woodworking habit), helping my defacto brother-in-law with his concrete polishing business. It’s pretty cool, especially if you start with the right concrete, dye, aggregate, etc. I was seriously thinking about making the tops for my night stands out of polished black concrete. It would look like granite, only I could do it myself (with his help). It would be water resistant, if sealed properly, so no need to hit the coaster with the glass of water in the middle of the night in the dark. If it didn’t work out, I could always make oak tops and be no worse for the wear.
The technology for concrete countertops is amazing. It would also combine wood and stone, my two favorite manifestations of the earth element. At worst, it would be an interesting experiment. At best, it could launch a whole new facet to my woodworking. I already have a commission for a kitchen island. Imagine if I could produce a professional looking countertop without having to outsource the granite countertop. It would also be pretty cool looking on his website (which I wrote).
This is just a random pic from the internet, but sort of shows what I’m talking about:
For some reason, this reminds me of the vanity base I made for the Ikea basin…
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