This small space was the perfect place to design and install this live edge desk. We kept both sides of the edge intact and back filled with concrete to create a smooth edge along the rear of the desk. Wall brackets were used to hang the unit in place- and it can be easily removed and installed in another location in minutes!
Here’s just -some- of the textures that can be created with concrete, applications are totally endless…..
This micro cement concrete hearth is less than 1/4” thick and is built over a wood sub frame clad in cement board.
Improper grading on this rooftop patio lead to water ponding and subsequent damage to the front facade on this multi family property.
First step was to remove existing membrane 40” from the front parapet wall across the entire width of the building- so the concrete could be re graded
Once removed we used Sika Quick 1000 to re slope the concrete to drain to the scuppers. This product allowed membrane to be re installed within 24 hours for fast turn around.
This process was completed in 5 days from start to finish.
The existing waterfall had not been used in over a year, and leaked pretty bad. We first created a new smooth layer over the existing slate tiles, then waterproofed the entire wall and side returns. Once watertight, we added layer upon layer of Tadelakt lime plaster- the very plaster used in Moroccan architecture for their elaborate spas. We used our own style by using multiple colours in a vertical application adding to the look of the falling water. Very pleased with the end result!
Bobcat’s MT85 was the perfect machine for this interior excavation job! We removed over 10,000 square feet of concrete and 600 yards of soil to allow for suspended wood floors to be installed. All this work was done with this 36” wide walk behind track machine.
Thanks so much for checking out this project completed in January 2018! Lots of cool finishes here to consider… please call if you have any questions!
Star Building Materials
3″x12″ and 8″x 8″ rough saw Douglas Fir
Acid stain floors: Universal Acid Stain- Mosss (Brock White Canada)
Floor Sealer: Decopoxy – Solomon Colors
Custom Brick Finish :
-acrylic stucco base coat – allow to dry one day
-mix 3 parts mortar mix, 1 part portland cement, 1 part Mapei Planitop AC , add Interstar Brick Red color to suit. Apply to wall over base and carve brick pattern with level and carving
-note: different brick colors and finishes similar but different to above added to create “old” finish and look
-Protek Paint Carrara plaster finish with color (as needed)
– apply and trowel/burnish beeswax finish
– tint sealer with black as needed
Thanks so much for considering us through this process guys- call if you have any questions!!
This summer I spent most of my time working with Solomon Colors designing and building this beautiful addition to Solomon’s training facility in Springfield Illinois
The idea was to create a multifunctional area that could be used as a gathering place after training sessions were done for the day. This is the result:
Check out this simple design for an entry display!
Nothing better than adding the natural elements of concrete and wood together- here’s a few examples of some projects that include wood