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Hi guys! peace.gif This is another one of those threads that coulda gone in one or two other catagories. Hope it fits here. I'm sure at some point I musta mentioned our concrete bathroom that we have on the main floor? Well we do. I started it with the intention of it not only being a pretty nifty room but also for it to be an example of what we do. Anyway, because of my back injury it remains a work in progress. It's been fully functioning all along, it's just finishing details that need done. I'm gettin' off track here laughing.gif big shock huh? Anyway the vanity has a marble top with an undermount sink. My wife picked it up at the building supply store for a great price one day 'cause the marble has a slight crack in it. The plan has always been for me to cast a new (concrete) top with an integrated sink and backsplash. Looks like I'm gonna hafta recruit the 16 year old and get that done 'cause the undermount sink has become very loose and almost unusable. This should be a pretty cool project and once I get started I'll post updates if ya'll want me to.
The other features in the room include a heated concrete floor (which remains unstained and not engraved), a concrete walk in shower (floor, walls and ceiling) and a concrete deck around the bubbley tub. A concrete backsplash around the tub is planned for. A make up table or dry vanity is also planned for and, of course, the sink vanity. Basically, it's everything that folks usually use tile for only it's seamless concrete. My plan was to really market this in hopes of it becoming a niche within my niche but that's "on hold" due to my back.
shocked.gif Gawd! This has become a book...sorry 'bout that folks. You know me blahblah.gif I just hope that it doesn't cause you all to yawn   sleepy.gif...heh,heh I hadta throw in the Smiley Guys. biggrin

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Sounds lubberly - - - can't wait to see some pics of this project.

I've seen some of your beautiful work so this should be no less fantastic.thumbsup.gif
 

That's a lot of words for a four lettered thread title wink

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Me wordy? shocked.gif  Nooooo. biggrin

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Me wordy? shocked.gif  Nooooo. biggrin



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WOW. This is a pretty old thread, but I wanta see the results! We've talked of doing the same thing here at the Oxfarm. Come on, Come on! Are you still with us?

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Trev hasn't been around for quite some time, he was a Regular for a long time, he had  suffered a severe back injury and was in terrible pain,
We have been rather worried about him , tried finding his home address or Phone  # but didn't have much luck, he lives in Nova Scotia,
Just hope every thing is ok with him
 He owned a co that did concrete staining and engraving,, he posted up a bunch of the work he had done a while back,, don't  know if its still available,, its been a year or so since he has been on here,,,

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Well, I don't even know the guy, and I miss him! This is a topic I'm really interested in. I've been looking at concrete counters and sinks for some time, but, honestly, there are very few people in these parts who have ANY expertise in this area. We're almost ready to do a patio between "The ChefShack" and "Mike's DogHouse". Its gonna be 12x16', and will incorporate several design aspects, including inlaid art glass, branding irons, an iron wagon tire, pavers, bricks and cement. Within an eight-pointed design, we'll show the quadrants of the compass AND the quartering of the universe. This is all "hemmed in" by 6x16 treated timbers set on buried concrete piers, bedded in crushed rock (like railroad ties). It took over a day to set the first timber. The second one was easier, then the other two were cut into them like "Lincoln logs". Those timbers are ridiculously heavy, (makes my groin hurt just thinking about 'em)but they ain't goin' nowhere! All the surface stuff will be broken down into panels, so there won't be any runnin' in circles, trying to get done before it "kicks". Gotta wait 'til spring for THAT one, but I'm ready now. Reading Come On's posts just really got me thinking. And that COULD be dangerous!

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Here's a pic of a "roughed in" design for the patio. We have quite a collection of old branding irons... some from my folk's old place, some from my grandparent's, some from this one, and a bunch of "dunno's". Cut off, and buried in cement might be the best way to display them. I'll have to get this design all laid out, and see what its gonna look like. We have an old cast-iron bell about 18" in diameter that needs a tower. This might be the place to build it. "To the belltower, Quasimodo!" Here at the Oxfarm, we do the incredible every day. The ridiculous takes longer. (Sometimes a LOT longer)

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Yeah, we ALL miss Trevor - -he was a real asset when it came to any discussion about concrete and also a Great Friend.  I'm still kicking my ass for not getting his phone number and mailing address before he vanished.  I think of him and worry about him often.

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