Monday, December 27, 2010

Board-Formed Concrete

How cool is this if you're looking for a rustic twist on concrete? This is a close up shot of concrete displaying the textures of natural wood. It's made by pouring concrete into temporary molds constructed out of various pieces of lumber. The textures or patterns of the wood, as well as the construction of the mold, will determine final outcome (smooth, rough, knotty). Once the concrete has hardened you remove the wood and reveal your results.

This photo above is an example of how they incorporated it in an outdoor shower. You can also see where they left some gaps between the boards and allowed the concrete to seep through a little heavier. It's a great mix of materials utilizing the concrete with the reclaimed redwood, the tiled knee wall and a stone floor.


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