Concrete Countertops

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

Author: Fu-Tung Cheng

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561586806

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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This book reinvents the countertop with a single material: concrete. Concrete Countertops is an essential book for architects, homeowners and contractors who want to learn how to design, form, mix, pour, color, trowel, inlay and finish decorative concrete countertops. Homeowners will be inspired by the 350 color photographs that bring this exciting medium to life.
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Concrete Countertops Made Simple

A Step-by-step Guide

Author: Fu-Tung Cheng

Publisher: Taunton

ISBN: 9781561588824

Category: House & Home

Page: 106

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Accompanied by a host of color photographs, detailed drawings, and a DVD, a companion volume to Concrete Countertops offers a step-by-step, hands-on approach to guide readers through the process of designing, forming, pouring, finishing, and installing a beautiful, durable, and stylish countertop. Original.
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Concrete at Home

Innovative Forms and Finishes : Floors, Walls, Fireplaces, Countertops

Author: Fu-Tung Cheng,Eric Olsen

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561586820

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

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Geared for real people - those who want to improve hand-tool and machine skills, but not willing to embark on a seven-year apprenticeship - this book is designed to help woodworkers enjoy their time the workshop. Working through these pages, woodworkers will learn how to work with and build on the skills and tools they already have. And when the sawdust settles, there is the pleasure of the attractive pieces just created to add to a home or give to friends.
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Making Concrete Countertops

Author: Buddy Rhodes,Susan Andrews

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764324772

Category: House & Home

Page: 143

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For the first time, the art and craft of creating concrete countertops is detailed, step-by-step. This invaluable manual will guide craftsmen through each step of creating a cast concrete countertop, from the careful process of measuring for a template, to building a mold, through casting and installation. Moreover, you will be inspired by a gallery of more than 60 color images that explore actual kitchens and baths featuring hand-crafted countertops.With more than 30 years of experience in concrete art and fabrication, artist Buddy Rhodes shares his skills and experience in this tell-all book. Most importantly, he shares the process he pioneered for creating the natural, stone-like pressed surface countertops that have become his hallmark. Additionally, he details techniques for hand-trowelled and polished countertop surfaces.As the popularity of concrete in home decor soars, this book will be an indespensible guide for any craftsman who hopes to make his mark in this expanding market. Amateurs alike will appreciate the intricate detail and the helpful hints that Rhodes includes in this comprehensive guide.
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Making Concrete Countertops with Buddy Rhodes

Advanced Techniques

Author: Buddy Rhodes

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764330148

Category: House & Home

Page: 144

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The companion volume to Making Concrete Countertops with Buddy Rhodes, this book details the art and craft of creating vertical concrete applications as well as integral sink and drainboard elements and curved-edge counters, for advanced users of the medium. An invaluable manual for contractors, architects, and expert handypersons alike, the project photography within will guide you step-by-step in the creation of an outdoor kitchen project, from the careful process of measuring a template, to building a mold, to casting, curing, and installation. With more than 30 years of experience in concrete art and fabrication, artist Buddy Rhodes shares his skills and experience in this useful, practical book. Most importantly, he shares the process he pioneered for creating the natural, stone-like pressed surfaces that have become his hallmark. As the popularity of concrete in home decor soars, this book will be an indispensable guide for any craftsman who hopes to make his mark on this incredible, expanding market.
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Candice Olson Kitchens and Baths

Author: Candice Olson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544178718

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

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Popular TV star Candice Olson shows you how to create your dream kitchen and bathroom Kitchens and bathrooms are the most commonly renovated rooms--and also the best investment with the highest payback value upon resale. This book is chock full of tips, inspiration, and ideas from popular TV star Candice Olson, whose designs have wowed fans around the world. Brimming with hundreds of full-color, before-and-after photos of Candice's stunning room makeovers, the book gives advice for choosing colors, materials, and furnishings to make any space shine.
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Cast-in-place Concrete Countertops

A Guide for Craftsmen

Author: Tom Ralston

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764329494

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

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Concrete countertops are on the cutting edge of today's interior design and outdoor kitchen trends. Kitchen designers, contractors, architects, and homeowners alike can use this book to learn the detailed process of creating amazing concrete countertops. Here Ralston shows how to plan, execute, and complete a concrete countertop cast-in-place for ease and convenience. This book is a great inspiration for anyone interested in concrete countertop fabrication. Beautiful images of kitchens both indoors and out will inspire you, and step-by-step imagery will walk you through the process of creation.
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Design Ideas for Decorative Concrete and Stone

Author: Ellen Frankel,Mervyn Kaufman

Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press

ISBN: 1580113125

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

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Provides ways to embellish decorating schemes with details formed of concrete, granite, marble, travertine, and other various strains of natural and engineered stone.
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Casting Concrete Countertops

Author: Tina Skinner,Doug Bannister

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764328657

Category: House & Home

Page: 127

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Finally there is a simple book for do-it-yourselfers who want to undertake a small countertop project. Follow several countertops projects step-by-step through the process of molding, pour, and finishing. Projects include cast-in-place, pre-cast, and hand-packed. Doug Bannister demonstrates time-tested techniques and his break-through formulas for countertops that set up fast and stand up to quick finishing, installation, and long-term use. Years of experience can translate into a weekend project, like the kitchen and bathroom vanity projects illustrated in this wonderful, long-awaited book. The text and captions are presented in both Spanish and English.
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Bob Harris's Guide to Stained Concrete Interior Floors

Author: Bob Harris

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company

ISBN: 9780974773704

Category: House & Home

Page: 98

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Learn how to turn concrete slabs into works of art your customers will cherish, and in return, reward you with a lifetime of repeat business. This new book shows you concrete design options available today, how to estimate costs of different techniques and compare those costs to other floor covering options such as carpet, wood floors, tile, or marble. Find out how to sell your services, write a contract for floor staining, then keep notes and records so you can repeat your performance. Large color photos show how to correct problem floors, test your stain before beginning, apply dyes, grouts and sealers, and specialty techniques. Full of charts, helpful hints and step-by-step instructions.
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Bob Harris' Guide to Stamped Concrete

Author: Bob Harris

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company

ISBN: 9780974773711

Category: House & Home

Page: 141

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The most useful reference available for learning and improving stamped concrete skills.
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Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Cabinets & Countertops

How to Customize Your Home with Cabinetry

Author: Editors of Cool Springs Press

Publisher: Black & Decker Complete Guide

ISBN: 1591865891

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 8644

Contains information on installing cabinets and countertops, including the necessary tools, materials, and techniques.
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Foundations and Concrete Work

Author: Fine Homebuilding

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1561585378

Category: House & Home

Page: 156

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This book provides tips and advice from contractors and builders from all over the country to provide the best advice on formwork, foundations, waterproofing, reinforcement and related topics.
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Graphic Guide to Frame Construction

Author: Rob Thallon

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600850235

Category: House & Home

Page: 243

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Here for the first time is a complete visual handbook designed for architects, builders, students, and anyone else interested in wood-frame construction. Inside you'll find hundreds of meticulous drawings illustrating every detail you might ever want to know about when building wood, whether you're building basement walls or framing a chimney opening. This wealth of visual information is mined from actual jobsites. Special attention is given throughout to durability and to energy efficiency.
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All New Built-Ins Idea Book

Closets*Mudrooms*Cabinets*Pantries

Author: Joanne Kellar Bouknight

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600853889

Category: House & Home

Page: 170

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The completely revised "All New Built-Ins Idea Book" showcases a wide range of built-in and storage possibilities. A handy visual clip file, it's full of fresh ideas for creating rooms that are both functional and stylish.
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Guide to Concrete

Masonry & Stucco Projects

Author: Phil Schmidt

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 1616737891

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

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DIV Concrete information for long-lasting concrete projects This book is an all-new hardworking visual guide to the most popular home concrete and masonry projects, endorsed by the biggest manufacturer of concrete products in North America. Readers can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars with this book, since concrete materials are one of the least expensive and long lasting of all building materials. Quikrete Guide to Concrete includes the most common home repairs, but goes a step further by offering some of the most exciting new techniques for building concrete countertops and form-cast landscaping features, as well as techniques for coloring and texturing concrete for designer finishes. /div
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Kitchen & Bath Design Presentation

Drawing, Plans, Digital Rendering

Author: Margaret Krohn,NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118568743

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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The leading text on design communication, updated and expanded Kitchen and Bath Design Presentation is the National Kitchen and Bath Association's complete guide to preparing clear and accurate project documents and plans. This updated second edition has been expanded to include more information on hand drafting, specifications, and project presentation, with additional CAD coverage featuring software programs approved for the NKBA certification exams. This full-color guide includes detailed information on the NKBA graphics and presentation standards, plus extensive reference appendices including sample documents, cabinet nomenclature, and metric conversions. Each chapter includes a summary and review questions, and samples of NKBA drawings throughout provide ample illustration of the techniques discussed. Design presentation is the key communication between designer and client, contractor, and supplier. Accuracy and precision are essential, and mistakes can be costly in terms of both time and money. The National Kitchen and Bath Association established the standard guidelines for safe and effective kitchen planning, and Kitchen and Bath Design Presentation provides a thorough breakdown of the NKBA standards in design communication. Learn the secrets to accurate measurement with tips from the pros Master the art of hand drafting, and review the fundamentals of CAD Understand drafting conventions, dimensioning, and construction planning Study the NKBA's graphics and presentation standards, including specs, titling, copyright, and more Comprehensive coverage and clear instruction make this book ideal for CKD and CBD exam prep, and easy navigation and strong visual design make it a useful reference for professionals needing to communicate their vision. Designers must be skilled at translating idea to reality, and Kitchen and Bath Design Presentation is the industry standard guide to doing it right.
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Built-Ins Cabinets and Shelves

Author: Editors of Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781631869129

Category: HOUSE & HOME

Page: 224

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Following on from the success of the best-selling Shelves, Cabinets & Bookcases and Bookcases, Cabinets & Built-Ins, this all new collection of 24 articles from recent issues of Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking magazines delivers expert advice for designing and building built-ins, shelves, and cabinets. Everyone needs more storage--whether for household items and kitchenwares, books and other media, or just plain stuff. That's why built-ins and cabinets are so popular among carpenters and woodworkers, whether the project is a simple shelved built-in or a high-style cabinet. Although building a basic box is fairly easy, constructing one that will hold a heavy load and has style takes some design savvy. In this collection of 25 articles from Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking, America's most accomplished carpenters and woodworkers contribute their advice on building sturdy cabinets, built-ins, and bookcases.
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Built-ins and Storage

Author: Fine Homebuilding Magazine

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561587001

Category: House & Home

Page: 155

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This book provides step-by-step information on all the techniques for turning wood, covering both spindle and faceplate methods. It also includes coverage of on choosing and using lathes, turning tools, and chucks, and sharpening turning tools.
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All New Kitchen Ideas That Work

Author: Heather J. Paper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781631869013

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

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Kitchen remodels continue to be one of the most common residential remodeling projects (second only to bathrooms). All New Kitchen Ideas that Work features over 350 ideas covering a range of kitchen styles and sizes plus top-notch design advice. Completely updated to include over 350 photos Ideas range from simple, budget-friendly upgrades to full-scale remodels and new construction projects, so homeowners can make smart choices about what they want and an afford in a kitchen transformation Addresses design trends for cabinets, countertops, color palettes, sinks, appliances, flooring, and all kinds of finish details, as well as accessibility and high-tech options for the kitchen
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