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Super Tuff Concrete & Wood Potting /Grilling table

  • April 10, 2013

Jeff Projects
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I wanted something fireproof to place my little charcoal gill on and always wanted to try concrete counter tops, so this looked like the perfect project.I built the frame with basic 4x4 treated posts and the shelf is a treated piece of decking. The concrete is noting special for this just a good quality 5000psi mix. It took 2 1/2 bags of concrete and 2 pint containers of dark grey coloring pigment. I built the top by making a 2-1/2" box out of melamine and then placed a couple of fern leaves on the board to give the impression in the concrete. Not too hard to make, but it is super heavy. The hours to complete project do not factor in 48hrs curing time.

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        Categories: Furniture

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  • Good job. I have also always wanted to try my hand at concrete counter tops, but the furthest I have gotten is buying a couple of books on the subject. I may try something like this soon. Thanks for posting it up.
    By KaHuNaZ, on June 19, 2013

  • If you want something a bit lighter, try making something like this with hypertufa rather than pure concrete.
    By HandyGuy53, on February 7, 2018

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Super Tuff Concrete & Wood Potting /Grilling table

by Jeff Projects
Apr 10, 2013
Medium 1ae2f118 09b6 49b6 846c 45b3b3fb3d28

I wanted something fireproof to place my little charcoal gill on and always wanted to try concrete counter tops, so this looked like the perfect project.I built the frame with basic 4x4 treated posts and the shelf is a treated piece of decking. The concrete is noting special for this just a good quality 5000psi mix. It took 2 1/2 bags of concrete and 2 pint containers of dark grey coloring pigment. I built the top by making a 2-1/2" box out of melamine and then placed a couple of fern leaves on the board to give the impression in the concrete. Not too hard to make, but it is super heavy. The hours to complete project do not factor in 48hrs curing time.