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Building Concrete Countertops with Buddy Rhodes - Both DVDs

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List Price: $80.00
Sale Price: $34.95
Item Number: DVDB162-1
DVD 1- Building Concrete Countertops with Buddy Rhodes

This 80-minute instructional video takes you through all of the steps of building and installing your own concrete countertop, both pre-cast and cast-in-place, using Buddy Rhodes techniques and products. Watch Buddy hand-press a signature veined countertop upside down, or let national BR trainer Rich Rhoades walk you through fabricating a hard trowel countertop right side up, including mold-making, creating a sink-knock-out or polishing the de-molded project to perfection. Buddy's in-house technical support specialist Matthew Mondini will guide you through the details of templating and installation, sealing and waxing. Whether you are using it as an introductory lesson for your first time, or keeping it as a back-up after your training workshop, this DVD will support you in your own creative craftsmanship.

Profiled on HGTV's Modern Masters, and featured in magazines including Fine Homebuilding, Dwell, This Old House, Metropolitan Home, House Beautiful, and Sunset among many, Buddy Rhodes is one of the founders of the concrete countertop trend that is spreading across the country and beyond.

DVD Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Templating
  3. Building the Molds
  4. Mixing and Pouring
  5. Working the Surface and Troweling
  6. Removing the Molds and Drying
  7. Polishing
  8. Sealing
  9. Waxing
  10. Delivery and Installation
  11. Pressed Technique
  12. Adding Paste
  13. Creating a Sink Knockout
  14. Cast-in-Place Countertop

Bonus Material

  1. The Buddy Backstory
  2. Concrete Samples
  3. Buddy Rhodes Custom Molds
  4. Tools
DVD 2 - Building Concrete Countertops with Buddy Rhodes - Advance Techniques


This 95 minutes DVD provides step-by-step details on techniques you'll want to see after you're comfortable making basic concrete countertops. Learn to make a counter with an integral sink, form a planter and a bistro table with fiberglass molds, and layer colors the Buddy Rhodes way. This time Buddy himself leads the way with Matt Mondini and Joshua Cruz, whom you met in the first video,
Building Concrete Countertops (DVD). Matt will go on-site to show you repair and resealing techniques with a beautifully aged set of countertops installed nearly ten years ago. Buddy will show you how to make your own paste for filling voids and pinholes. This demonstration video takes the pressed technique to the max and offers lots of new tips from Buddy.

Topics covered include:

1. Vanity w/Sink
2. Sphere Planter
3. Bistro Table
4. Slab Color Techniques
5. Repair & Refinishing

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