Concrete Countertops

Author: Fu-Tung Cheng
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561586803
Release Date: 2004-04
Genre: Architecture

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.

Concrete Countertops Made Simple

Author: Fu-Tung Cheng
Publisher: Taunton
ISBN: 1561588822
Release Date: 2008
Genre: House & Home

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.

Making Concrete Countertops

Author: Buddy Rhodes
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 0764324772
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: House & Home

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.

Concrete at Home

Author: Fu-Tung Cheng
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 156158682X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Architecture

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.

Cast in place Concrete Countertops

Author: Tom Ralston
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 0764329499
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Architecture

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.

Design Ideas for Decorative Concrete and Stone

Author: Ellen Frankel
Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
ISBN: 9781580113120
Release Date: 2006
Genre: House & Home

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

Making Concrete Countertops with Buddy Rhodes

Author: Buddy Rhodes
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 0764330144
Release Date: 2008
Genre: House & Home

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.

Creating Concrete Art Furniture

Author: Charles Sthreshley
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 0764328735
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Architecture

Concrete is a fascinating material in the hands of a creative person. The Direct Concrete Technique, illustrated in this book, empowers anyone to make furniture or sculpture by hand without moulds or forms. The key to this method is the use of a steel armature covered with wires. With 296 vivid colour photographs and precise text, you can learn the steps necessary to use concrete as a fine art material to create innovative and imaginative furniture, from initial concept and the creation of the armature to the application of concrete and finishing the artwork. Bold and elegant designs of lightweight curvilinear elements can be fashioned with this method. The advantages of concrete and the direct technique are numerous, and the results are immediate and durable. Skills to make free-formed objects of concrete are easily mastered and creative opportunities abound throughout the process. A furniture gallery is provided for further inspiration.

HomeMade Modern

Author: Ben Uyeda
Publisher: Running Press Adult
ISBN: 9780762455072
Release Date: 2015-11-17
Genre: House & Home

You can make the furniture you want at a fraction of the price of store-bought furniture. Not only will you save tons of money, but you'll also make environmentally sustainable pieces that are solidly built, using real materials like metal, wood, concrete, and other recycled ready-mades. The projects in this book don't require special skills, prior experience, or even a garage full of tools. You'll be walked step-by-step through the process of making furniture, from where to buy the materials (or where to scavenge) to how to make the most of the tools you own.

Guide to Concrete

Author: Phil Schmidt
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
ISBN: 9781616737894
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: House & Home

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

Bob Harris s Guide to Stained Concrete Interior Floors

Author: Bob Harris
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 0974773700
Release Date: 2006-06-01
Genre: House & Home

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.

Black Decker The Complete Guide to Cabinets Countertops

Author: Editors of Cool Springs Press
Publisher: Black & Decker Complete Guide
ISBN: 9781591865896
Release Date: 2013-09
Genre: House & Home

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

Bob Harris Guide to Stamped Concrete

Author: Bob Harris
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 0974773719
Release Date: 2004-11-01
Genre: House & Home

The most useful reference available for learning and improving stamped concrete skills.

Kitchen Bath Design Presentation

Author: Margaret Krohn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118822371
Release Date: 2014-02-27
Genre: Architecture

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.