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June 16, 2013
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Lily Drew
Beautiful space. Can you let me know the technique used? I have no clue about concrete fireplaces but like them. Is the concrete poured into a shaft lined with pine boards? Did you have to colour the concrete at all or is this the natural result. Thanks!!
    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 8:17PM
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The particular texture you see if called "board formed" concrete. There are many different ways you can create the form work, everything from large metal panels to wood boards to get different surface textures. This house has a rough form made with standard 2X6s so the result you see in the picture has a pronounced horizontal lines from where the boards come together and all the imperfections of the original 2X6s are "imprinted" on the finished concrete surface. You can get much smoother finish if you use finer quality wood boards to create the forms but of course, you will have to expect to pay more for finer form work. Yes, in a nut shell, concrete walls are typically formed with two (front and back) form work and the concrete poured into the cavity and typically with steel reinforcing bars pre-installed inside the cavity prior to installing the form work. You can add color to concrete mixture but this project is a straight concrete color with no color added. Hope this helps.
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