Concrete Bartops

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-10-2009, 09:03 PM   #1
Pro
 
6stringmason's Avatar
 
Trade: masonry
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 2,319

Concrete Bartops


Well heres a pics in progress post. We started the tops on Monday. All pour in place, all monolithic pours. Zero seams. All have a built in drink tray on servers side.
The first on is dark charcoal and 42' from end to end.







Heres the mixer after the first days pour. He started out as a white boy.




Then the second bar which was 35' and a paprika red color.




And the last one is 33' and dark charcoal again.

Im fixing the sides on this one. Taking some cream from the top and slurrying in the bugholes on the sides with my margin trowel.
__________________
Kamps Masonry 920-680-3195
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kamps...31566206923069
Visit our website @
http://www.concretecountertopsdesign.com/
6stringmason is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   
 

Old 07-10-2009, 09:21 PM   #2
Painter/Rehaber
 
Dustyrose's Avatar
 
Trade: Painter
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 399

Re: Concrete Bartops


That is really neat. What process do you use to make the top perfectly level? Or should I say nice and smooth like a laminet or marble top would be? And what topcoat will be applied?

Educate me.

__________________
Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them. Paul Valery
Dustyrose is offline  
Old 07-10-2009, 11:56 PM   #3
Always Thirsty
 
Inner10's Avatar
 
Trade: Control Systems
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 11,463

Re: Concrete Bartops


Thats really neat, I've been thinking of doing concrete in my own house. The possibilities are endless and you come up with a unique look everytime.

I see you've got some steel wire reinforcing it, did you put rebar around the outside edge or anything else to add to its streghth? How many PSI is the concrete?
Inner10 is offline  
Old 07-11-2009, 12:00 AM   #4
Pro
 
BobsLandscaping's Avatar
 
Trade: Landscaping
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Genesee, ID
Posts: 846

Re: Concrete Bartops


That is cool beyond words. Impressive. Bravo Zulu sir.
BobsLandscaping is offline  
Old 07-11-2009, 07:06 AM   #5
Pro
 
6stringmason's Avatar
 
Trade: masonry
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 2,319

Re: Concrete Bartops


The pics show it all before its been hard troweled. I still have grinding and polishing to do.

The tops will never be smooth like granite or laminate, not in a pour in place anyway. Thats why you go with concrete, because its not granite or laminate.

It will have an epoxy type sealer, and the concrete will be about 5500-6500 psi.
__________________
Kamps Masonry 920-680-3195
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kamps...31566206923069
Visit our website @
http://www.concretecountertopsdesign.com/
6stringmason is offline  
Old 07-11-2009, 07:16 AM   #6
Lack Of All Trades
 
Darwin's Avatar
 
Trade: Professional handyman services
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Southeast Michigan
Posts: 1,232

Re: Concrete Bartops


post more pics soon. im glad you added the comment,"I still have grinding and polishing to do"
Darwin is offline  
Old 07-11-2009, 07:57 AM   #7
Pro
 
jomama's Avatar
 
Trade: Concrete & masonry
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 753

Re: Concrete Bartops


Looks like a cool project 6string. I cant wait to see more progress pics! Who knows, I just may be "bellying up" to that bar someday if it's in GB!
jomama is offline  
Old 07-11-2009, 08:05 AM   #8
Pro
 
genecarp's Avatar
 
Trade: LI,NY designer, new homes, renovation work, concre
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 5,425

Re: Concrete Bartops


You know i am interested, keep the photos coming
__________________
genecarp is offline  
Old 07-11-2009, 08:48 AM   #9
Chief Toilet Mover
 
Mike Finley's Avatar
 
Trade: Bathroom Remodeling
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Posts: 14,078

Re: Concrete Bartops




Is this one really a bar top or did you guys decide to make the worlds largest brownie? Looks like you're getting ready to take a big ole bite.

Looks cool!
Mike Finley is offline  
Old 07-11-2009, 09:36 AM   #10
LRG WoodCrafting
 
Leo G's Avatar
 
Trade: Master Sawdust Producer
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Posts: 21,309

Re: Concrete Bartops


Step away from the camera...... Really interesting process, love to see the final product

__________________
Sawdust Follows Me Everywhere

Quote:
Originally Posted by HusqyPro View Post
Carpenter by day.
Mad scientist by night.
http://lrgwood.com
Custom Cabinets in Hartford County Connecticut
Leo G is online now  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Leo G For This Useful Post:
6stringmason (07-11-2009), J F (07-11-2009), rbsremodeling (07-11-2009)
Old 07-11-2009, 09:40 AM   #11
The Baconator
 
J F's Avatar
 
Trade: Carpenter
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: North of Atlanta
Posts: 9,058

Re: Concrete Bartops


Much better Leo

Looks like an interesting project 6string, look forward to the finished pics (maybe you can email 'em to Leo first )
J F is offline  
Old 07-11-2009, 09:43 AM   #12
The Baconator
 
J F's Avatar
 
Trade: Carpenter
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: North of Atlanta
Posts: 9,058

Re: Concrete Bartops


Is the weight similar to granite? or heavier due to what looks like a thicker bartop?
J F is offline  
Old 07-11-2009, 09:45 AM   #13
LRG WoodCrafting
 
Leo G's Avatar
 
Trade: Master Sawdust Producer
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Posts: 21,309

Re: Concrete Bartops


Quote:
Originally Posted by J F View Post
Is the weight similar to granite? or heavier due to what looks like a thicker bartop?
now that you can see'em
__________________
Sawdust Follows Me Everywhere

Quote:
Originally Posted by HusqyPro View Post
Carpenter by day.
Mad scientist by night.
http://lrgwood.com
Custom Cabinets in Hartford County Connecticut

Last edited by Leo G; 07-11-2009 at 09:54 AM.
Leo G is online now  
Old 07-11-2009, 09:50 AM   #14
The Baconator
 
J F's Avatar
 
Trade: Carpenter
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: North of Atlanta
Posts: 9,058

Re: Concrete Bartops


J F is offline  
Old 07-11-2009, 10:13 AM   #15
Pro
 
TimelessQuality's Avatar
 
Trade: GC/Remodeling
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Central America (Kansas)
Posts: 3,611

Re: Concrete Bartops


Nice gig Six Ya don't sell those everyday

What?? No fiberoptics??


__________________
-Steve

'It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.'-Thomas Sowell
TimelessQuality is online now  
Old 07-11-2009, 11:48 AM   #16
Pro
 
6stringmason's Avatar
 
Trade: masonry
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 2,319

Re: Concrete Bartops


Thanks Leo!

The weight is about 16 lbs per sq ft. Its 2.25" at the edge to 1.5" in the center.
__________________
Kamps Masonry 920-680-3195
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kamps...31566206923069
Visit our website @
http://www.concretecountertopsdesign.com/
6stringmason is offline  
Old 07-11-2009, 02:00 PM   #17
mason
 
DQM's Avatar
 
Trade: Mason contractor
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Chicago area
Posts: 118

Re: Concrete Bartops


Nice post 6string
I dont do that kind of work but I find it very interesting to see how its done. Cant wait to see finished product.
( What no black dye in laborers gloves?)
DQM is offline  
Old 07-24-2009, 08:29 PM   #18
Pro
 
6stringmason's Avatar
 
Trade: masonry
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 2,319

Re: Concrete Bartops


Well heres the finished product.
Pictures and video.






__________________
Kamps Masonry 920-680-3195
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kamps...31566206923069
Visit our website @
http://www.concretecountertopsdesign.com/
6stringmason is offline  
Old 07-24-2009, 08:32 PM   #19
Pro
 
6stringmason's Avatar
 
Trade: masonry
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 2,319

Re: Concrete Bartops


Well heres the video then.
+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.

+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.

+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.

+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.

+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
__________________
Kamps Masonry 920-680-3195
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kamps...31566206923069
Visit our website @
http://www.concretecountertopsdesign.com/
6stringmason is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to 6stringmason For This Useful Post:
genecarp (07-25-2009)
Old 07-24-2009, 08:45 PM   #20
The Duke
 
Kent Whitten's Avatar
 
Trade: Cabinet Maker
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Portland, Maine
Posts: 14,745

Re: Concrete Bartops


That is some nice looking work. Many thanks for the video, that is cool.

At least you guys are listening to some good tunes.

__________________
If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place ~Lao Tzu

SalmonFallsCabinetry.com

Salmon Falls Cabinetry on Facebook
Kent Whitten is offline  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spalling concrete stabilization tsunamicontract Concrete & Paving 4 06-07-2009 07:51 PM
structural concrete... mdshunk Masonry 3 03-05-2009 02:42 PM
Concrete stain problem Forry Concrete & Paving 6 09-02-2008 08:10 PM
Advice - concrete Pool Deck coping ejleonard Masonry 4 06-17-2008 04:18 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?