This is the ultimate DIY concrete countertop guide, by the pioneer of engineered concrete countertops, our founder and president Jeff Girard.
This online video course will give you the knowledge and confidence to make your precast DIY concrete countertop project a success, and to prove to yourself: Yes, you can do it too! You can create a head-turning concrete countertop for your kitchen or bathroom, that will really impress.
It uses simple, proven DIY techniques for mixing and casting concrete that will look great not only as soon as you install it, but also for years to come.
This is not a slick book full of pretty pictures but not much information. It’s a no-nonsense, nuts and bolts, step by step online training course that really works. It includes live action video, an informative seminar and a step by step reference guide.
How This Course Can Help YOU
If you’re like most DIYers, you’ve probably read the book, watched the “Hollywood” approach to making a concrete countertop, encountered some kind of difficulty with the mix, the reinforcing or the sealing – put a hammer to the results and given up.
But don’t worry: It’s not your fault! Rome wasn’t built in a day, and a concrete countertop wasn’t built without making a few mistakes, learning from them and getting the job done.
That’s why this unique online course includes extensive live action video. Jeff Girard, the pioneer of engineered concrete countertops, will be with you every step of the way. He will guide you, show you exactly what to do next, and reveal the advanced “insider secrets” to give you a fulfilling result.
Imagine the difference a beautiful custom designed concrete countertop will make to your home, turning a functional feature of your kitchen or bathroom into a work of art.
Here are some projects by DIYers who bought this training:
The Experiences of More DIYers
Check out this feedback from Willis in Denver, that really “cracked us up” (despite the fact that he couldn’t crack his countertops):
“My counter tops turned out pretty great! See photo. Just what I imagined. They are rustic, but that was what we were looking for.
I was flabbergasted at how hard it was to make them. No wonder they cost as much as granite. The materials were relatively cheap like $250+/- here in Denver for everything, but the sheer amount of labor involved was totally unexpected.
Also, they are really f-ing heavy. Holy cow I couldn’t believe how much a slab could weigh. The corner slab weighs almost 400lbs. Yikes.
Thanks for the info it was invaluable and made my first attempt a success….errrr…..I actually made the first ‘L’ mold upside down so when I pulled the mold after three days the counter top was backwards.
This sent me through the roof. I tried to smash the slab with a sledge hammer in frustration, but only hurt my hands as the sledge bounced right off and reverberated up the handle, shaking my bones.
This infuriated me so much I tipped the slab up on end and pushed it out of my garage and succeeded in badly damaging my driveway.
Clearly the formula you provide for making very solid counter tops is correct. I literally could not demo the slab. I couldn’t even crack it ‘throwing’ it around. I was then suddenly very pleased that the next ones would be super strong and do what I needed them to do.
I think they look pretty cool.
We think they do too! Click Add to Cart to get started with your own amazing concrete creation.
Here’s another story with a happy ending:
“I really appreciated your course and I learned a lot.
My project included an outdoor countertop for a grill and griddle island and a pizza oven island. I poured the concrete in my garage and moved the slabs into place as instructed in the video. The grill/griddle counter took five slabs and one for the pizza oven.
We live in the mountains of New Mexico, so I included a little air entrainer in the mix to help it last through snowy winters without deterioration – so far so good.
In addition to the course, I bought the color spreadsheet, which was very helpful (I did three small color samples before we found the perfect one). The selected color is basically “toast.”
We chose to leave the cream finish on top with “salt and pepper” effect on the edges for a subtle contrast.
Here are some photos. (The benches are wood, not concrete.)
We are very pleased with the results. Most importantly, my wife loves the look of the new space and the countertops. Thank you for offering these resources.
The Story of How Jeff Girard Got Started – as a DIYer!
Jeff got started as a DIYer too, back in 1999 when there were no videos, no books, no guidance. You will have Jeff’s guidance every step of the way!
“I want you to be able to do a project, do it in a reasonable amount of time, and be proud of it, and to have your friends and family look at these creations and say, ‘Wow, I didn’t even know that concrete could be that. I’m so happy for you.’
And I want you to be happy now, tomorrow, and next year, and 5 years from now, and 10 years from now when you look at these things and every day you’re going to be using them and feel a great sense of pride and accomplishment.
Because you can do this.”
Don’t delay your dream concrete project another day. Get started now and turn your dream countertop into a reality!
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PS – Warning: The feeling you get from creating a beautiful, functional concrete countertop of your own design is addictive. You may never be the same.
What the Training Includes
What you’ll get in “How to Make a Concrete Countertop”:
– Over 7.5 hours of detailed, live-action videos explaining every step!!!
– A 2.5-hour seminar explaining how to get started with concrete countertops.
– A 75-page step by step textbook containing:
- Easy methods for how to build forms
- Reinforcing basic shapes
- Simple, from-scratch concrete mix formula
- How to cast and cure
- How to grind and hone
- Grout formula
- Easy to apply sealer
- List of the essential materials and tools and where to get them
Please note: This is a traditional precast method using forming, reinforcing, and 1.5″ thick concrete. You will need the equipment listed below. If you have laminate countertops, you can easily transform them to concrete with our Finale DIY Concrete Countertop System. If you are starting from scratch, it may be easier to build plywood countertops and apply Finale than to use the traditional precast concrete countertop method.
You will need the following major equipment for this project. More details are provided in the textbook.
If you do not have equipment and space, consider Finale DIY Concrete Countertop System over laminate or plywood countertops.
- Rented drum mixer or drill and mixer paddle
- Table saw
- Miter/chop saw
- Random orbit sander
You need to space to cast the concrete and let it cure. It is possible to cast in forms laid on a flat, level floor, but it is best to build a casting table.