DIY Concrete Countertops | Part 2 of The Total DIY Kitchen Series
This guy might want to rethink his word choice 225

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This video shows how to make DIY Concrete Countertops out of Quikrete 5000. It is the second in a series of videos that show a complete DIY kitchen built from scratch. I will be posting plans for these cabinets and detailed instructions on soon. Additional videos showing how i made the cabinets and shelves are also coming soon. Please be patient :) Follow us on Instagram to see what we're working on next! Ben: Jessie:


Ricardo Martins de Oliveira : You can spread oil or grease on the pvc pipe and it will release incredibly easy from the concrete. Nice job!

Donna Roselyn : 2:25 "...mixing it in a mixing tray, using a hoe. It's helpful to have another person around..." I thought for a sec. he was talking about the girl, lmao

Juan Sanchez : How would you make a cut out for a sink with rounded edges?

DRMR frbr : I am shocked at the price of the sink. you got to be kidding me. video is amazing all they way just shocked at the price, id expect to pay not more than 100$ on a sink. maybe its just that here, in Serbia, they are cheaper, or you picked a very expencivce one. Non the less, looking forward to the next video :)

Dwight Stewart : This is awesome. this is exactly what im going to do to my new kitchen in June.

mirsad : I've done something similar. ..but I've done the finishing in micro - cement. do you use micro cement ? If not , worth trying as the finish looks very good. I belive it will take what you do to a different level. love your videos. ..keep up the good work. Greetings from Albania

Kaleb Graham : Love how he said using a hoe and his sister was compacting the concrete

Nick : When choosing quikrete why did you go with the 5000 instead of the countertop mix? Thinking about doing this project as well, just curious before I make a purchase. Thanks

Yuri Portes : Man! I love you for the vibration hack! It cutted 400 bucks (BRL) from my budget.

warren falzon : keep up the good work. anyone has a link from where i can get the sealer and wax? preferably from eu. thanks in advance

awdaltima2 : Good work on casting the countertops! I think the hindsight concrete sealant was a bit of a mess. I hope you have moisture resistant gypsum boards in the back? Thanks for the video. Great stuff!

Cleveland Rocks : i like the idea. but should have put rebar around the sink cutout. now its gonna break in front of the sink. and should have been set down on blobs of liquid nails so it sits flush and can not rock around and break.and use your palm sander to vibrate the forms. not a saw! and dont forget to remove the sand paper before you vibrate.

Ihsan Kibar : Amazing... I wonder what you do with all this stuff you make?? Like dont you guys already have stuff in your home :D

Nitram Midnite : Wow, super impressed. I'm so glad I came across your channel. I subscribed! Thank you.

Jason Johnston : Exactly what I needed to give me the confidence to tackle my kitchen project. I like how you simplified the process and were able to provide a general walkthrough.

Patrick Drury : just take the blade out of you're recip saw to get plenty of vibration...

Asher Asberry : 4:14 I'm the guy in the orange shirt with the beard

David Ferrer : is there a reason why you used the 5000 concrete and not counter top concrete ?

Maeve Chen : Hi Ben, are you going to add a splashback at the sink? It's weird for me to see a kitchen with wood flooring and an untiled wall because I live in the tropics and that will rot very fast. Beautiful work by the way!

Kyle Rogers : this is awesome

Edward Roscoe : Hi there, Can anyone recommend an equivalent of Quikrete 5000 that is available in the UK? Would be most appreciated. Kind Regards, Eddie

samisam88 : I would like to see more closer look of the counter top surface.. Did it came perfect or was there airbubles?

PinAViolet : Could you seal the concrete before it was put in place?

Din l : btw, is it okay to put such a heavy concrete on the top of wood structure? just asking?

Rick Lohre : General cost on this countertop project? Sans the sink and faucet.

Paypal Bank : i actually learned something from this on how you form your melamine so simple yet so effective

Scott Nelle : I've noticed that you usually use molds of 2.5 inches or more. Is that just your aesthetic preference, or is there some reason that thinner concrete slabs made this way are impractical? Thanks!

Sara Amji : is it the same as cement

TheBusker : Nice, but how long can it last in a kitchen? I fear the water of the sink...

Alex Semkin : Good lesson!: )Tell me plaese what kind(firm,company) of food-grade penetrating sealer ?

MorenoFamily : Dude- I love that you are transparent with your projects! the coolest gain about all these projects are the things you learn when you just get up and do it!


TheKitMurkit : Oh, you spilled some concrete on the wooden floor?

Evan Hasson : I love how the second he says that he was gonna use a hoe to mix it his sister walks into frame ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Henry Lopez : How much did it cost to build the concrete countertop? I was looking into making one and was looking into a product called Zcounterform, have you heard of it?

Mark : nice idea, but needs drawers. that wont stay neat for long and I don't like guests seeing all my stuff

Kody Ferron : i love how beard man just stood around and then finally just left lol

Franklin Michael : If you do stain it can you clean it by sanding it down a little? And how much does it cost to build the countertops and the stands and sink and so on?

Keith Decent : Great idea to vibrate the mold with the recip. Beautiful job as usual!

Liber 8 : Awesome tutorial, thanks, very helpful!

ZLATA teaching : Hi Ben,very good lesson! Tell me plaese what kind(firm,company) of food-grade penetrating sealer and countertop Wax you use?

Atha S : !good idea

Ein Bรคr : WOW it looks so nice and modern :D

Joe Towers : I am not handy by any measurement, so I wonยดt be doing this, but I really like the aesthetics of the kitchen. I might have to have somebody quote this for me. Thanks for the videos.

Kanenas Ithaki : Some metal tubes from side to side to hang things might also fit well in such design. They could be steal construction beams which come cheap.

HOLD FAST : That turned out awesome. I've been wanting to make mine for way too long and keep putting it off. After seeing how these turned out as soon as spring gets here, I am definitely doing it. Thanks for sharing.

Sirthinksalot : I like your videos, they are clear with nice music and voice overs. But is have a question; why did you let the concrete dry slowly? what will happen if it dried fast??

Hustle Humbly : what did you use to seal the wall from the tops

David Ferrer : love the open design of the kitchen so much inspiration :)