Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec 26

Counter Progress

I’ve been trying to finish the counters. I’ve missed Christmas, but maybe I’ll make the new year?
Alex and I did some demolition to remove the tile counters:

Things went pretty well: the concrete board came up in pretty large pieces, and it wasn’t held by all that many screws. Installation went pretty well, too:

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Dec 20

Polished Peninsula

Peninsula Texture Detail

I’ve gotten the second largest piece polished up. (This one is destined to be the peninsula.) Once it’s dry tomorrow, I’ll dust, seal and install it. Here’s a close-up of the pattern.

Dec 07

Polished Counter

Well, the next 7′ casting ended in tragedy: we broke it after pulling it out of the mold. However, the first piece has been properly treated with slurry and polished a number of times. It’s ready to install and seal!

We have the second try for the second piece in the mold.