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Old 01-02-2013, 03:16 PM   #16
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Small concrete countertop-can it be cantilevered?


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Just remember that it was the thickness 3" and the rebar and mesh that allowed me to cantilever this hearth. It is strong and the large L-Brackets at the rear allow me to stand on the edge with no worries.

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Nice technique-I'm definitely going to be upping the thickness of my slab to 3". I was planning on casting mine upside down and I had a thought. It might make for an interesting stone like texture if I spread sand in the form and made it a bit uneven and then put poly over that-I could even incorporate lines using wire like you did as well. Lots of possibilities...
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After the hearth had cured (2-4weeks) I applied an acid wash then stained with a charcoal colour. I finished that with a clear gloss finish. I suppose you could experiment with pigments for concrete but I needed a specific colour which is why I used a stain.
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Made a template from 3/4" plywood and tested the fit:



I'll eventually cut the piece down and use it as an underlayment for extra support.

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