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Project by Speednork posted 1954 days ago 1864 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a vanity that was built and never picked up. I didn’t need a vanity but I was dying to start making concrete tops for some of my projects. This was my second or third attempt with concrete tops. This one is just wet diamond polished to 3000 grit and sealed. I don’t know why I took to the concrete tops but I try to find a reason to use it on every project, although I don’t find that reason very often.

-- In the time it takes some people to plan a project they could have built the project. Work from within not from paper.





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DaleM

893 posts in 1969 days


#1 posted 1954 days ago

Hey Speed, nice looking vanity. Is there a reason for the split in the middle of the top or is it just your preference? The reason I’m asking is I’m going to start brushing up on my concrete skills here soon with plans to possibly do my kitchen counter tops in concrete.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 1954 days ago

Did you flatten that top with a hand plane? :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Cantputjamontoast

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#3 posted 1954 days ago

do you pour them top down against a formica type form.

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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woodworm

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#4 posted 1954 days ago

Charlie, you will need a 737# plane to do that…
Very nice vanity.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#5 posted 1954 days ago

Cool, I’ve poured a lot of concrete tops on stone walls but never seen one on a piece of furniture, but hey, why not! I noticed the split. Did you do that for decorative reasons?

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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woodworm

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#6 posted 1954 days ago

Cannot see clearly…It would be nice if you mix white cement with coloured tarrazzo peebles, grind and polish to mirror finish.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Speednork

62 posts in 1978 days


#7 posted 1954 days ago

I made this top in 2 pieces for 2 reasons #1 I wanted to see the problems with fitting multiple slabs together and more important #2 I would not have been able to lift the whole thing at once by myself. I have used moldings before. I have poured them upside down, right side up, from about a 3” slump to very dry packed by hand. It just depends on the effect I want to achieve. Concrete tops are very cool and the girls will fall in love with you when they see what you have done. It is messy and will take up a lot of space for days, I let mine cure inside for 4 days before removing the forms and starting the polishing, and some of the tools and accessories can get pricey like everything else.

-- In the time it takes some people to plan a project they could have built the project. Work from within not from paper.

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Speednork

62 posts in 1978 days


#8 posted 1954 days ago

I have inlayed semi precious stones and stained glass into tops and you can use different color slurry to fill pours. It goes on as far as you imagine will take you.

-- In the time it takes some people to plan a project they could have built the project. Work from within not from paper.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 1954 days ago

NICE WORK. Very timely, I read something about concrete counter tops on one of the bags when I picked up concrete for a small job a couple days ago. I was wondering how that woud turn out, Never heard of it before, now; here you are :-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Chris Davis

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#10 posted 1954 days ago

You said “This is a vanity that was built and never picked up”. Of couse it was too heavy. :)

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dsb1829

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#11 posted 1954 days ago

Good call Chris :-)

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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POPSHOP

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#12 posted 1833 days ago

good work !

-- POPSHOP ,

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James

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#13 posted 1833 days ago

So simple yet elegant, great work. I may have to dabble in this, but I’m not much of a concrete guy. Does the sealer alone prevent cracking? Or do you mix it with something else?

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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