Concrete Tables

Many years ago I saw a method of making concrete counter tops on a home improvement show.  Never really had a need to try it out until we remodeled our living room.  I took a shot at making a concrete coffee and end tables: 


The forms are melamine particle boards, bought from Home Depot and cut to size: 

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Once cut, the forms are assembled to mimic the size and shape of the table: 

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We mixed up some Sakrete 5000, each table took 1 80lb bag:

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Once the forms are poured, we used a hand sander to work out the air pockets: 

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While we were waiting for the concrete to cure, we worked on the jig to weld the leg components together: 





24 hours after the pour, we poped the blocks out of the mold and let rest for two weeks: 

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Final product: 


We wanted a round coffee table, and melimine does not bend, so I tried plexiglass: 

Clamped it up and used black silicon at the edges: 

All in, three 80lb bags of concrete: 


Final product:


 Finally, this was a topper we made for our wood holder: