Amazon.com Widgets

Concrete Sink Project Part Two

Well if you read the first part of the series on the concrete sink project you know know that I had just poured a slab base for my cabinet to put a concrete sink in.

This is my first attempt at making a concrete sink and I am blogging about it in parts.

In this post I wanted to post several pictures of the cabinet as it is now completed. Also the sink will take the shape of a guitar. I worked on the guitar mold for quite some time now and tonight I completed it.

The cabinet was a simple build with 2×4’s and later I put older would on the facing of it so that it looked rustic.

The guitar mold was fashioned out of the pink 2 inch thick foam from Home Depot. I used 3 layers of it glued together. I then sanded it slightly and coated it with plaster in 2 coats then sanded it down to a fine finish and coated with a two part epoxy. The epoxy should allow me to reuse the mold on future guitar sinks later on.

Quick little funny, tonight as I was looking at the mold and marveling at the glossiness of it and daydreaming about how the sink would look, I noticed that the 2×4 boards I was using to keep it off the work bench was now glued to my mold. WHAT WAS I THINKING !!!!!???!!!

I quickly reacted and tried hard to get the boards a loose from the mold trying desperately not to destroy my hard work.

I succeeded with minimal damage and learned a valuable lesson. I think I can fix the rough edge I made. Everything should be ok.

Here are some pics of the cabinet base.

 

Here is a small video of the concrete sink mold getting fabricated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm0JpAAbeAA

Stay tuned for the next installment Concrete Sink Project Part Three

7 comments ↓

#1 Custom Concrete Guitar Sink ~ Seize The Page on 03.20.12 at 8:51 pm

[…] you have been following along with this project, you will know there is a part 1 and a part 2 and now here is the completed sink. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: […]

#2 bob on 06.15.12 at 9:05 pm

Did you use a release spray/wax to make the guitar mold release from the concrete easier?
-bob

#3 seizethepage on 06.22.12 at 2:34 pm

Yes I used WD-40 and wax

#4 Keisher on 08.26.12 at 12:12 pm

I would love to see a video of you mixing a pouring the concrete. I have also been following the videos and the guitar sink looks awesome!

Hope you post the new video!

#5 Keisher on 08.26.12 at 12:15 pm

Mixing and pouring concrete with the guitar mold. I left that part out!

#6 seizethepage on 08.26.12 at 1:52 pm

I didn’t “pour” this one. This is sprayed using a spray gun. This is GFRC or glass fiber reinforced concrete. Sorry, no video of spraying.

#7 Early Ehlinger on 03.31.13 at 9:58 am

The video isn’t linked, and is set to private. Interested to see how you incorporated the guitar into the mold.

Thanks!

Leave a Comment