Poured concrete fireplace hearth Build a wood frame. Place samples of the new floor around the slab and suspend the frame from the new floor. The bottom of the frame is now sitting exactly at the height of where I need the new slab to be. Make a pair of sliding scrapers that are the same thickness as the frame. Pour cement into each section & smooth out with the sliding scrapers.
Concrete countertops are amazing. I have been preaching about them for a while now.even Joanna Gaines from Fixer Upper has them in her farmhouse kitchen. Oh now you are paying attention :) And the thing is - you can make them yo
The raised fireplace hearth is nice place to sit and allows building a cabinet below to store the wood. The hinged doors use gas filled struts to aid in gently lifting/lowering the seats/doors which are covered in marble.