It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
ChockOnSmoke....what is the foam cutout material exactly???? It Looks perfect.
I did a concrete countertop last summer. It's about 3.5' by 7' feet by 2 inches thick. I did it in two pieces because of weight. I put rebar around the "egg hole" side and no structural support on the other side. I used Quikrete countertop mix. No cracks anywhere after a year.
ChokeOnSmoke....what is the foam cutout material exactly???? It Looks perfect.
In the foam board 'knockout' what do you line the edge of the foam board with?
Also, what is the best way to 'finish' the top surface if you do not have a wet grinder? Does it come out smooth enough to do some light hand sanding and sealing and be OK?
I've been tempted to buy this kit: http://www.amazon.com/Hardin-HWVPOLSET-Variable-Polisher-Polishing/dp/B003EIS674/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1342621850&sr=8-2&keywords=stone+polishing+kit
Version 2 of the top is getting ready to go. Hopefully improving on what I learned. I may have time to pour it tonight.
I also made a custom 15x15x2.75'' pad for under the egg, to maybe have a matching set top and bottom on color.
My base turned out perfect. Great edges and corners and no sign of caulk lines. I am really happy with it. I will unmold my table top on Sunday afternoon.
Now I am shopping for acid stain.
Not the best picture, but here is the top and bottom pieces out of the mold. I am very happy with them overall. I improved a lot from the first try.
Next, I am reading on how to properly fill the few bubble holes and select an acid stain.
@chokeonsmoke, love your design but what's with the little cut out in the back and why not enclose the front?