In December 2011 I demolished my funky cabin kitchen, and set out to build a more modern kitchen that will last. We spent time over a few days to pack up the kitchen items, move appliances, and general preparations for not having a real kitchen for a while.
Bill of Materials
These are the tools and materials I purchased throughout, and at the time of build.
- $158 : Hardin HWV5GRIN 5" concrete and stone wet polisher with diamond pads
- $105 : 4 sheets of 3/4 x 49 x 97 S11 White Thermally-fused
- $85 : Chicago Electric Concrete Vibrator (july 4th 25% off). There are numerous options for vibrating the concrete. reciprocating saw, orbital sander, hammer. Get creative! :)
- $72 : 2 day rental of wheel barrow cement mixer from A Toolshed.
- $60 : 4x boxes of 5lb. Charcoal Sakrete cement color
- $58.50 6x microfiber mop pads from Tommy The Gnome.
- $56.50 : 1 Quart of Miracle 511 Porous Plus Acrylic Sealer.
- $43 : 10x bags of 80lb Sakrete 5000psi Cheng approved bag mix
- $38 : 19x bags of Rapid Set Flow control water reducing additive. If I could do this one over I would do this over and get the liquid stuff from Granite Rock for $0.25/Liquid ounce. Would have been a lot less, even if I bought a gallon of the stuff!
- $28 : 5lb. box of 2"-1/2 screws
- $28 : 4x8x2" sheet of XPS Foamular 150 XPS rigid closed cell insulation
- $17.64 : Box of 3M Scotch Bright maroon pads to get rid of any swirl marks that might apear.
- $15 : Fu-Tung Cheng book
- $13 : Large 20.9 gallon mortar tub.
- $10? : 1lb. of PVA fibers from Graniterock in Santa Cruz. Thanks Mike!
- $5 : 10oz. tube of DAP Dynaflex230 caulking
Total: $792 and some change for tax.Tools & materials I already had in my garage used for this project:
12" paint mixer drill attachment
painters masking tape
Dimensions of the molds
the peninsula slab nicknamed "Bertha": 50" x 36" x 2"
Sink / Dishwasher / Spice rack: 70" x 25" x 2"