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Friday, August 8, 2008

zinc countertop

I guess I have a thing for unusual counter-tops. I loved the concrete sink-top at my apartment over the bookshop, but didn't want to go through that casting and polishing process again. I also wanted something appropriate to this 1925 house. While looking into stainless steel I stumbled across the zinc option. Zinc is softer and takes on a natural dark patina. The cost of a 10 foot sheet that would do my two counter sections was about $300, about $1200 less than having stainless counters made, and the material is do-it-yourself friendly. The photo shows the first of the two new counters in place.