Tuesday, November 17, 2009

More Concrete Wood





This custom residential kitchen features our unique "concrete wood" the perimeter countertops are made of concrete to look like wood, indistinguishable from the real thing, with much more durability and functionality than real wood. Custom iron dovetails and nail heads are embedded in the concrete to enhance the realistic look of the wood.

The island top is an acid stained two-tiered island with a flamed edge detail complete with custom iron clavos detail.


15 comments:

Ryan said...

Wow, this looks unbelievable!! So realistic!

This looks to be an extremely time consuming process. How much time is spent giving the counters this finish?

JM Lifestyles said...

Thank you! It is a bit time consuming some of the finish is in the molding process and some is in the finishing process, but we've created a system and it has been getting shorter every time. I think we have it to a science now. A usual concrete countertop here gets 2 day finishing process, the "wood" gets 3-5...

Ryan said...

Thanks for the response!

We are right by you in Mountain Lakes, and with a kitchen remodel on the horizon in a year or so in out 1927 cabin, we will definitely keep you in mind!

James said...

are there gfrc or reg mix

JM Lifestyles said...

GFRC Hybrid Mix Sold by SureCrete/Infinicrete...

JM Lifestyles said...

Thanks for keeping us in mind Ryan. In the meantime if you have any questions feel free to email michelle@jmlifestyles.com.
All the best!

Writing Space said...

The faux wood treatment is wonderful! It really is beautiful...I am going to show this to everyone i know who is interested in new counter tops...this is just too cool.

JM Lifestyles said...

Thank you!!

_emily_rose said...

These look amazing. I found this via Pinterest, which I use more for organizing than finding content, but this is really unique. I hope to do a kitchen remodel in the next few years, and I've filed this away in a list of great ideas!

JM Lifestyles said...

Thanks Emily! Let us know if you have any questions or need any help when you are ready. Thanks for looking!

Anonymous said...

What's the maintenance on this type of countertop and what's the cost? It's gorgeous.

~Sue

JM Lifestyles said...

I can email you pricing details and the care and use. It out performs wood and is comparable to wood pricing.

Ashley said...

Any way I can get pricing details as well?

JM Lifestyles said...

Hi Ashley, email me at michelle@jmlifestyles.com and will be able to discuss pricing and the details of your project. Thanks!

sherry Potter said...

I am totally in love - in love - in love with these concrete counter tops..that look like wood!!!!!!. can you tell me the stain used... ofcourse i am a diy girl and have to get my hands dirty... I just had to tear down old cabinets to fix a plumbing problem and we are at square one with plywood tops.. unpainted and burch wood fronts unfinished... but greatful for running water lol... I am ready to dig in and play with some concrete counter tops...