How to build a concrete table for beginnersDIY Projects with Pete - Wood, Metal, Concrete and other DIY Projects. Concrete furniture looks amazing and really is cheap to do.
Tables can be made without expensive or specialty tools and will jazz up your home or office in no time! I’ve built many tables and desks using these exact same processes. This tutorial will explain how to make a concrete table top for any sized table you’d like to build. The actual base will not be explained, but full instructions to build it can be found on a Ana-White’s amazing DIY website. I modified her plans by adding to the overall dimensions and removing the wood top. Project Level: Intermediate Tools Needed: Orbital Sander – Dewalt makes a great orbital sander for around $50. Supplies: 1 to 2 bags of concrete (depending on size of table) – I use a mix available at stores like Home Depot or Lowes ($5/bag) SAKRETE or QUIKRETE 5000 work great.Portland cement – You may have to buy a full bag for $10.00.
Concrete Mix for Tables Wire Re-enforcement Tub to mix Concrete Melamine for Making Concrete Table Molds 1. 2. 3. Mold Pieces Cut. How to Build a Concrete Table - DIY Projects with Pete - Episode 2. Skateboard deck stairs. 12 Unusual Modern Coffee Tables. Collection of modern coffee tables and unusual table designs that will spice up any room in your house.
Paper Plane Coffee Table Traditional A4 Paper Plane scaled up to coffee table proportions. [link] Bookshelf Coffee Table Cool coffee table equipped with compartments to store your books. Flower Coffee Table Hana table by Shige Hasegawa consists of five interlocking legs that support the glass top without any nails or screws. LED Coffee Table Cool interactive coffee table has hundreds of LEDs in the top surface that respond to motion above the table. Fireplace Coffee Table Completely portable, the stainless steel Vidro fireplace table requires only gelled ethanol fuel to burn a smokeless flame in your home. Hand Cut Double Dovetail Experiment - by Woodhacker. After admiring the double and double-double dovetail joints that are capable with the Incra and other jigs, I started thinking, “Why not try this by hand?”
So this box is my first experiment with handcut double dovetails. It took me some time to figure out the joinery process, but once I realized a few things about this type of joint, it seemed do-able. It was quite challenging but also a ton of fun. It also does take some degree of patience and precision…which I’m still working on. In this blog, I’m focusing on the sides of the box, but here’s a few pictures of the nearly completed box - Materials.For this box’s sides I used three types of primary contrasting woods, although there is no real reason to do so.
The picture below shows the rabbet joint cut on each end of each side – I set the rabbet depth at 1/8” and cut it on my router table. Below is a top-view picture of the pieces in relation to each other once they become integral to the box. The close-up below shows in more detail. DIY: Furniture Makeovers. I'm obsessed with making-over old, worn out furniture.
It's amazing how almost any old piece can be totally transformed with new paint, hardware and a little imagination! Here are three examples from Ladies Home Journal...click here to read the entire article. Out-dated side table with stone top transformed into a bright and cheerful accent piece! *First they removed the hardware and stone top, sanded the table all over, and applied a coat of primer. *Then they gave it two coats of semigloss latex paint in a lively citrus hue. *They cut a length of seagrass wallpaper to fit the inset and topped it with a pane of 1/4-inch glass.
Old dresser transformed into a chic sideboard with plenty of storage! *They gave the whole piece a light sanding, a coat of primer, and two coats of semigloss latex paint in a pale blue shade on the outside and a deeper blue inside for contrast. *To dress up the doors, they picked out a pair of modern nickel pulls. Edison Reclaimed Timber Table. Slik fikk stuebordet ny stil - tema. Online » How-To: Build large couches on the cheap. There’s a lot to like about this tutorial by Rain Noe over at Core77 about how to build upholstered benches called “banquettes,” not the least of which is Rain’s amusing and engaging prose style.
His attention-grabbing opening line is one for the books. More:DIY Couch.