A Concrete Countertop and Sink in a Single Pour
Formed and finished with off-the-shelf materials, a vanity top takes shape upside down.
Magazine Extra: View step-by-step photos that detail how to make and remove the three-part form after the concrete cures.
Custom concrete countertops can be one of the most-original, dynamic design features in a home. With its almost unlimited flexibility in color, shape, and character, concrete is incredibly cool and extremely functional, especially when used for a countertop with an integral sink.
Concrete is easy to mix and use, but there is a learning curve to working with it. By combining commonly practiced form-building methods with our own trial and error, we’ve developed an efficient way to build a relatively complex and striking concrete countertop/sink. Here, we illustrate how we make a vanity top using a contemporary sink-bowl design. We like this sink because it is simple to construct and functional for hand-washing, but many other bowl designs are possible using these same techniques.
Getting the right mix…