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Concrete counter tops Insteel 3-D Panel building systems finished concrete counter top, bar and kitchen sink and dishwasher, the other stove concrete counter top can be seen to the right side of the refrigerator, all concrete counter tops were built against 3-D Panel concrete radius walls and using 3-D Panels for the counter top surface!

Concrete counter tops Dan first ask if we could possibility do the concrete counter tops using 3-panels, as we had finished several out door kitchens and barbeques and concrete counter tops, I told him we could and the following photos are the sequence of events building concrete counter tops.

Concrete counter tops, Tridipanel 3-D Panels, this bar and seating area designed by the owners Dan and Eloise and Rod Hadrian were roughed out without a cabinet plan, very difficult the counter thickness of 4 1/8" made fitting the dishwasher under concrete counter tops difficult, but it did fit.

Concrete counter tops, Tridipanel Insteel 3-d panel building system rough templates were made, the radius were complete using p.v.c. pipe and traced onto plywood, the plywood was a mistake, melamine board should have been used in its place. Small wood diagonal blocks shown in the photo were use to hold form edges in place.

Concrete counter tops, Tridipanel Insteel 3-d panel building system at the lower end of this photo metal lath was used over a plywood form, this portion of concrete counter top had to be higher to allow for dishwasher to fit.

Concrete counter tops, Tridipanel Insteel 3-d panel building system these concrete counter tops also become part of the cabinets as the ends built of 3-D Panels had to be completed prior to pouring and finishing the concrete counter tops, the drop out in the center was for the electric stove, the refrigerator on the bottom end and stand up cabinets on the top end.

Concrete counter tops Tridipanel Insteel 3-D Panel building system, Hubbell homeowners Dan and Eloise checking out the progress on the 3-D Panel concrete counter tops.

Concrete counter tops using Tridipanel Insteel 3-D Panel building system, the concrete counter top forms striped, the counter tops are now ready to be ground and buffed, to achieve the desired look, the owners buffed and leveled the concrete counter tops by hand with coarse #100 grit to 600 grit diamond paper. All concrete was mixed on site with dyes were added to achieve the desired colors seven different concrete counter tops we designed using the Insteel 3-D Panels, some had cantilevered over hangs and large opening for sinks and stove tops, no cracking or major defects were found.

Concrete counter tops Insteel 3-d panel building system, the finished concrete counter top is 4 1/8 inch thick, the top was basically hand polished and finish by owners.

Concrete counter tops with Insteel 3-D Panel building systems, finished concrete counter top, bar and kitchen sink and dishwasher, the other stove concrete counter top can be seen to the right side of refrigerator, all concrete counter tops were built against 3-d panel concrete radius walls and using 3-D Panels for the counter top surface!

Concrete counter tops Insteel 3-dpanel building system, the finished concrete counter top Is 4 1/8 inch thick, the top was basicly hand polished and finish by owners.

Concrete counter tops with Insteel 3-dpanel building systems, finished concrete counter top, bar and kitchen sink and dishwasher, the other stove concrete counter top can be seen to the right side of refrigerator, all concrete counter tops were built against 3-dpanel concrete radius walls and using 3-dpanels for the counter top surface!

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