Concrete Coffee Table

Malan Heyns
by Malan Heyns
6 Materials
3 Days

Stylish yet rugged, but beautiful coffee table in just a few steps!!

Here is how I made my concrete coffee table,

First make a mold out of milamin wood. The size is up to you.

This one is 500mmx1000mmx45mm.

Put silicone inside along the edges. Before pouring the concrete make sure that the mold is very clean and level. Then spray cooking spray inside the mold, or you can use olive oil, just to prevent the concrete from sticking to the mold.

This is just to show the reinforcement I use to strengthen the top. Poor the concrete to about 3/4 of the mold, and then vibrate all the air bubbles out, after vibrating you can put in the reinforcement bars. Then fill up the mold

After you fill up the mold just let it dry for 2 hours and then you can float the concrete to a nice finish. Let it dry for about 48 hours before taking it out of the mold.

After 48hours, gently turn the mold upside down and take the mold apart, and you are left with this super smooth concrete top. Let it dry for another day. Then you can sand down the edges, just to smooth the edges. I used a waterproof concrete sealend on the top, just to make it more durable. You can give it up to 4 coats.

Then we can move on to the wood base for the concrete top. I used pine wood. 4 pieces of 70mmx70mm for the legs. They are cut to 400mm

2 pieces of 30mmx95mm that’s cut to 320mm

2 pieces of 30mmx95mm that’s cut to 800mm.

This is how I have put together the pieces, its very simple and yet very strong. After assembly I finished the pine to a darker color.

Just another angle of the base. Now you are ready to put the concrete top on!!!

icon And just like that you’ve got a very modern and stylish concrete coffee table.

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  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Jun 23, 2019

    Okay this is "quickrete", not concrete. There is no gravel and that is a good thing to let everyone know. It's cement, a component of concrete.

    And you didn't mention it but how much does it weigh?

  • Wendy Anslem Maxwell Wendy Anslem Maxwell on Jun 23, 2019

    How did you vibrate to get the bubbles out, what was used?

  • Denise Denise on Jun 25, 2019

    What if you knock the table over it would be dangerous around small children you need it anchor this some how

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