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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-23-2018, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Guys I was really impressed when I seen this today . I never thought concrete and wood could go so well together .
Some people sure have a great imagination.

Next ones off topic a bit more . But I thought that was such a great idea for a table having the flames like that .
Iíve seen them at Home Depot , but not like this
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Different, Rick, but in a good way. I like them. I don't want one but I do like them.

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Agree with David. Nice but not necessary.

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I think it’s a great looking table.
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That leg design might even be nice on an all-wood table.

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I vaguely remember someone pouring a concrete counter top on a home improvement show. It was really smooth and shiny. It used some sort of special cement and the top was barely touched so it would settle flat.

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That leg design might even be nice on an all-wood table.
That was the first thing I thought when I see it . Really interested design



Concrete by itself isn’t very strong . I’m wondering if they put rebar in it .
I’m still trying to figure out how to do the table with the fire . I’m thinking you’d build a mould with mdf , no top , just bottom and sides .
Then take some plaster of Paris and sculpt the design you’d like to displace in the concrete.
I wish I could find out how he did it exactly, as I’d really like one on my deck

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...Iím still trying to figure out how to do the table with the fire ....
I wonder if you could carve it out with a trowel while it's drying? Kinda like putting your initials in the new sidewalk.

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You could make a pine duplicate of the wood you're imbedding and use that to displace the concrete in the mold. In the show I watched, they didn't mold it upside down, they poured a very liquid concrete into the a mold, then let it settle undisturbed. If I did this, I'd put some stainless steel mesh in the mold. Remembering the TV show, I don't recall they put in any kind of reinforcement, it was poured over a plywood base as a kitchen counter top. Seems to me it would be a little fraile on the edges and sure to chip at some point. And any air bubbles would be very bad news (weak spot).

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You could make a pine duplicate of the wood you're imbedding and use that to displace the concrete in the mold. In the show I watched, they didn't mold it upside down, they poured a very liquid concrete into the a mold, then let it settle undisturbed. If I did this, I'd put some stainless steel mesh in the mold. Remembering the TV show, I don't recall they put in any kind of reinforcement, it was poured over a plywood base as a kitchen counter top. Seems to me it would be a little fraile on the edges and sure to chip at some point. And any air bubbles would be very bad news (weak spot).
Tom , sometimes you need another persons perspective. I really thought it was poured with the top surface facing up . But it makes more sense that it would be poured upside down , giving it the nice surface .
I also thought it should have rebar in it ,as concrete isn’t very strong by itself , and I could see hitting a bad bump and it breaking in the back of a truck during transport.

Update , I thought we were referring to how the fire one was built . Still as you say , it was poured with it facing down in a mold I suspect

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