Q.: I've heard that it's possible to use concrete in making kitchen and bathroom counter tops. Do you know where I can get information on how they're built?

A.: A procedure used by homebuilder Thomas Hughes is described in the August/September 1994 issue of Fine Homebuilding (pp. 86-89). You can request a reprint of the article from The Taunton Press, P.O. Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470 (800-477-8727).