Recycled Glass Countertops

ONE: SUPPORT

Before making a concrete countertop, consider how it will be supported. A typical countertop would be installed over kitchen or bath cabinetry and would not require any special supports or bracing. This project will be installed on a steel frame with no cabinetry beneath to allow storage of large objects under the countertop.

Step 1 – Plan Countertop Support

  • Before you start any project, determine how it will be supported. The location of brackets or cabinet bases can impact the design of your countertop.
  • This countertop will be 91″ long and 24″ deep with a total thickness of 3/4″. When finished this countertop will weigh a little more than 125 pounds.
  • The support must be flat, level, stable, securely anchored, and strong enough to support a heavy load.

Step 2 – Anchor the Support

  • The top we made is installed on a metal frame in the CHENG Warehouse, and is used for shipping and packing.
  • We anchored our frame securely to the wall studs at the top, middle and bottom.
Next: The Form

This is a basic 3/4″ countertop slab that requires very little effort to form. We were able to build the entire countertop mold in less than 1 hour.

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