Using Concrete

Plain old grey concrete. Not very interesting right?. Wrong!. 

You can, with the right mix and additives do some interesting things. 

As always, click on photos to enlarge. 

Form work for surround & hearth

All done. We built a Doug Fir mantle on top.

Same house, Master Bedroom. We did a cantilevered hearth and base.

We built these concrete elements at the entry. Looks good with the slate path.

This project we did a simple surround. The forms are still up. Notice the pockets and striations in the face. This is what I love about using concrete, it always comes out unique!. 

Finished view.