When you think of materials for making furniture, concrete probably isn”t the first thing that comes to mind. It”s heavy, it”s not very comfortable, and it”s difficult to work with unless you”ve been properly trained. Concrete inspires images of industrial factories, not cozy living spaces.
But before you write off concrete furniture as an ugly idea, check out Redditor snickers0129″s awesome coffee table. See how he made it below.
He started by making a few molds to test out concrete colors.
He used melamine boards to make the molds for the concrete.
He made over a dozen different samples to find the right color.
Then he made the mold for the top of the table.
He used a spray gun to distribute the concrete into the mold. He sprayed it up the sides so the tabletop was hollow.
Here”s what the first layer of concrete looked like.
He packed in glass fiber concrete and mesh by hand to reinforce the tabletop.
The finished tabletop was just 3/4 inches thick.
Then he made the hollow base. The walls were about 1/2-inch thick.
He sanded down the concrete for a smooth finish and added a few layers of satin sealer.
The finished product looks amazing.
I love how the table compliments the rest of the room”s sleek style.
I love this concrete coffee table! I never thought something so industrial could look so sleek, too! What do you think of his DIY project?