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Concrete Dining Table

  • March 10, 2017

Tjbaum
Tjbaum
Tjbaum
Tjbaum

While working on our concrete countertop we decided to try a larger slab for a dining table. The table measure 7.5ft by 3ft. After a lot of filling in holes and sanding we stained it with English red and coffee acid stain and finished it off with a gloss concrete sealer. For the base I used salvage wood that were joists from a historic Saint Louis home that is currently being rehabbed. I removed the nails, ripped the boards and planed them. We decided not to stain the base and just finished it with poly. There was a lot of trail and error, I also made the mistake of attempting multiple concrete projects at once instead of working out all the trail and error before starting the second project. Ultimately we are very happy with the result and am much more confident working with concrete now.

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  • Nice job on the table. How did you build the form?
    By Campbellked, on March 11, 2017
    • I used a malamite board, cut the main piece the size I wanted the top. For the sides I cut 2.25 in strips and screwed them into the main piece to create a border for a 1.5 in slab. Finally I put silicone in edges to create a rounded edge on the concrete.
      By Tjbaum, on March 11, 2017

  • Beautiful. I love the rounded corners. A piece of concrete that big had to be heavy. Not to mention you have to be careful moving it. It came out great. I really like your wooden base. Looks strong yet not to big.
    By mrpip, on March 13, 2017
    • Thanks! The top is heavy, at roughly 400 lbs I had to bribe some help.
      By Tjbaum, on March 13, 2017

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Concrete Dining Table

by Tjbaum
Mar 10, 2017
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While working on our concrete countertop we decided to try a larger slab for a dining table. The table measure 7.5ft by 3ft. After a lot of filling in holes and sanding we stained it with English red and coffee acid stain and finished it off with a gloss concrete sealer. For the base I used salvage wood that were joists from a historic Saint Louis home that is currently being rehabbed. I removed the nails, ripped the boards and planed them. We decided not to stain the base and just finished it with poly. There was a lot of trail and error, I also made the mistake of attempting multiple concrete projects at once instead of working out all the trail and error before starting the second project. Ultimately we are very happy with the result and am much more confident working with concrete now.