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Concrete Countertops Design, Forms, and Finishes for the New Kitchen and Bath

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ISBN-10: 1561584843

ISBN-13: 9781561584840

Edition: 2002

Authors: Eric Olsen, Fu-Tung Cheng, Matt Millman

List price: $32.95
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This is a complete, step-by-step, full-colour how-to book of designing, forming, mixing, pouring and finishing concrete countertops by the undisputed master of the technique.
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Eric Olsen is a journalist. He has published hundreds of magazine articles, a few short stories, and six nonfiction books. Olsen directed the International Institute of Modern Letters, a literary think-tank that helped writers who were victims of censorship, and created the first American City of Asylum, in Las Vegas. He was also the executive editor at Time Inc. Health, a Time Warner company. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop. He lives in Las Vegas.

Fu-Tung Cheng is known internationally for his sophisticated and innovative concrete designs for the home market. He heads the Berkeley-based Cheng Design, a firm that also produces prized kitchen ventilation units and GeocreteTM, a boutique line of sculptural concrete countertops. Cheng was the author of Concrete Countertops, the book that launched the concrete countertop revolution.

Design and Planning
Why concrete?
Before you begin
Break out of the mold
Complements and supplements
Building the Mold
Tools and materials
Laying out the mold
Assembling the mold
Mix Design
The basics
A basic mix
Calculating and proportioning ingredients
Mixing and Pouring
Tools and materials
The work environment
Mixing the concrete
Placing the concrete
Curing, Finishing, and Troubleshooting
Releasing the concrete
Grinding and polishing
Placing inlays
Sealing the concrete
Installing the Countertop
Preparing the cabinets
Installating the countertop
Installing the backsplash
Building a Curved Form
Forming a Drop-Down Front Edge
Pouring a Countertop in Place
Maintaining a Concrete Countertop