This tutorial explains how to make a modern DIY bench with blue concrete legs and a plywood top.Read More
n this video, I explain in detail on how to create a DIY faux marble top from concrete. The video also explains how to mix GFRC concrete, than I've provided in past videos. (GFRC = glass fiber reinforced concrete.) The first half is intended to be more of a tutorial than my past videos. You can use the concrete marbling technique shown to make coffee tables, dining tables, "marble" concrete countertops, and so on.
However, in this video I also wanted to show a smaller project you can make with concrete. The second half of this video shows how I made two DIY 'marble' serving trays. The serving trays use the marble concrete slabs as tops, and simple wooden frames with handles cut out of them. The frames can be made a number of ways using simple woodworking techniques.
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In this video, I show how to make a DIY Waterfall Concrete Coffee Table with a Live-Edge Slab Inlay. I used a white glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) mix to get the gleaming white concrete. The live edge slab is Cuban mahogany and the legs are made from African mahogany.Read More
New build video is up on my YouTube channel. This video explains how to make a one-piece DIY concrete waterfall countertop with an inlaid river of flowing LEDs that cascades over the waterfall edge (using neopixel LED strips).
This is the first of two videos for a mancave makeover at a friend's house. Part 2 will be uploaded within the next week, and will show how to make and install a reclaimed wood feature wall with floating LED TV panel, and the installation of the cabinets.
The countertop is made from a glass-fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) concrete mix, which is pre-cast in a melamine form. I made the mix from scratch (recipe links are below). I mixed 280 lbs of the dry materials (including powdered pigment) all at once, so the color would be consistent. I used 40 lbs for the face coat, and the remaining in batches for the back coat with glass fibers.
I used an off-the-shelf LED controller that has MUSIC REACTIVE modes, chasing modes, and solid color modes, with an RF remote, to control the WS2812 LED strips. The LEDs are covered by a smoke grey transparent acrylic sheet, which is inlaid so it sits flush with the concrete countertop.
The Cutting Bored just uploaded a video of their concrete and live-edge inlay charcuterie board. (I'm trying to resist saying its a cutting board by the Cutting Bored :) ) The video indicates this board was inspired by my live-edge table build video, but this is really a unique twist on the design. They used inexpensive materials and still got a great looking result.
Generally, The Cutting Bored has a great YouTube channel going, so check out the rest of their videos as well, and show some love by subscribing.
For those that missed it, here is the original live-edge white concrete table that the Cutting Bored references in their video.
I just posted the build video for my white concrete table with live-edge inlay. I really like how this project came out -- very simple and modern. I will be updating my Modustrial Maker website with more details and plans soon.