DIY White Concrete and Copper Bench

By Homemade Modern

SKILL
easy

This DIY Concrete and Copper Bench was made using Quikrete Countertop Mix in White and 3/4" copper pipes. This is a really easy DIY Concrete project and the white concrete and copper combination has a nice modern design aesthetic.

Tools

  • Glue Gun
  • Table Saw
  • Miter Saw

Accessories

  • 12 PC. ALL PURPOSE FULL SIZE GLUE STICKS

Materials

  • 3/4" Copper Pipe
  • 3/4" Copper Pipe Coupling
  • Black Silicone
  • Mallet
  • Pipe Cutters
  • Steel Wool
  • White Cement

Steps

STEP 1

Cut melamine to size for the mold using the ¾” copper pipe as a guide.

Tools

Miter Saw
Cutting melamine pieces

STEP 2

Start to create the mold for the concrete using a rafting square to line up where the pieces of pipe will line up.

Drawing lines on the melamine

STEP 3

Attach the pieces of copper pipe to the mold using hot glue. Build the rest of the cement mold using hot glue, then black silicone to seal the edges. Use a fondant tool to refine the edges, then peel off excess silicone once the silicone is dry.

Tools

Glue Gun
Adjusting silicone

STEP 4

Mix cement, then fill the mold with cement till it is flush with the top. Make sure to vibrate the concrete and push it down into the corners while adding the concrete in. Let the concrete cure for 48 hrs, then break away the mold using a knife.

Removing mold

STEP 5

Remove the copper pipe pieces that were holding the couplers using a hammer and screwdriver.

Removing mold pieces

STEP 6

Cut the ¾” copper pipe to size, then clean the pipes with steel wool.

Cleaning pipes

STEP 7

Insert the pipes inside the holes in the concrete pieces, using a mallet to get the pipes in place if needed.

Inserting pipes into cement