-50 lb. bag of Fast-setting concrete mix
-2" PVC pipe
-1/31"-23 3/4" pine round
-fine grit sandpaper
-primer spray paint (pictured later)
-Behr exterior paint acrylic paint (not pictured)
-2" PVC shower drain (pictured later)
-Danish oil (pictured later)
-forsnter bit (pictured later)
-level (pictured later)
For my first step, I cut my PVC pipe to the height that I wanted my table to be. I held tight to the pipe and moved the saw very slowly so as to get a nice, clean cut.
Next, I mixed my cement in a wheelbarrow. Only add a little water at a time; you don't want your cement soupy.
Once I mixed my cement, I had my husband hold the PVC pipe in the center of my 15" planter so that I could shovel in the cement. Once I filled my planter, I used a block of wood to pat the cement down flat. Then, I took a level and ensured that the PVC pipe was straight a level (level the sides and the top). Let your planter with PVC pipe set overnight.
The next day I painted my PVC pipe. You could do this step before you do the previous steps but I wanted to be able to paint in one shot instead of one side at a time. I sprayed the PVC pipe with a primer (I used what I had in my garage which was automobile primer...it was more or less an experiment using this type of primer but it did the job so no complaints here!). Once the primer dried, I brushed on Behr Exterior Cozy Cottage (it's like a vintage white) paint.
In my original supplies photo, I had a PVC cap but my husband gave me a different idea which turned out to be better than the cap. I picked up this 2" PVC shower drain and attached it to the bottom of my prepped table top (I ended up not using this exact table top...see next step). I found the center of my table top, marked the hole with a pencil, pre-drilled the marks halfway, then placed the shower drain base on the marks and screwed it secure. Next, apply a little PVC cement to the inside of the base. Slide the table top onto the PVC pipe (the one that's set in the planter).
I was not loving my original table top so I scrapped the first one and decided to start over.
If you want to add an umbrella to your pedestal table, figure the middle of your table again and drill a hole using a forsnter bit.
Materials I used for this project:
- 50 lb. bag Fast-setting concrete mix (Home Depot)
- 2" PVC pipe (Home Depot)
- 2" PVC shower drain (Home Depot)