Find out about the special type of concrete that allows for this insanely thin bench to be made, and whether the bench actually can hold two adult males…..Read More
In this video, I show how to make a DIY mint green concrete stool with a welded steel base. Yes, the concrete is mint colored :) I also made a white concrete stool to go with it. The mint concrete color was achieved by using a combination of green and white powdered pigments in Fishstone's glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) concrete mix.Read More
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.
New Build video is up! In this video I show how to make a DIY concrete coffee table top look like marble. The top is made using Fishstone’s glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) ready-made concrete mix, which is pre-cast in a melamine form. I separated out batches of different colored concrete (from white to dark grey), mixed them together in the form, and then swirled them together by hand to get the marble-like appearance.
I also used an ancient Japanese technique called “Shou Sugi Ban” to make the base for the coffee table. I used a modernized version of shou sugi ban, employing a propane torch to char the outside of the wood. The charred wood is natural way of protecting the rest of the wood, and when finished with a penetrating oil, such as Danish oil, provides a durable surface. This technique works well on any open-grained wood, such as Douglas fir, pine, and cedar. I used inexpensive 4x4 Douglas fir lumber from my local big box store.
CONCRETE (GFRC) PRODUCTS USED:
• Two bags of Pre-Blended GFRC Mix: https://goo.gl/izSggQ
• 1.5 Bag of AR Glass Fibers: https://goo.gl/c9Vw9x
• Cake Fondant Tool for perfect edges: http://amzn.to/2w0JCVx
• Concrete mixer (HUGE help for GFRC): http://amzn.to/2kEnZFi
• StoneTech concrete sealer: http://amzn.to/2gSrjyp
• Another concrete sealer I like: http://amzn.to/2xW7Gth
• Black 100% Silicone Caulk: http://amzn.to/2B64iRY
• Paste Finishing Wax: http://amzn.to/2kF565e
• Concrete Pigment: http://amzn.to/2yPo51P
- Three (3) 8 ft. 4x4s -- Douglas Fir, Cedar, or Pine
- 3/4" Dowels: http://amzn.to/2yTWrkl
OTHER PRODUCTS USED IN VIDEO:
- Propane Torch: http://amzn.to/2yQbtaV
- Danish Oil: http://amzn.to/2yRhlAw
- RZ dust mask: http://amzn.to/2wM8F1t
- Diamond Grinding Wheel (for grinding underside of table): http://amzn.to/2yRL6RY
- Forstner Bit Set: http://amzn.to/2yQAoej
- Tack Life Level: http://amzn.to/2yQhYuk
- Kreg Pocket Hole Jig: http://amzn.to/2kCvlsW
- Herzo Dust Shround for Angle Grinder: http://amzn.to/2yPymLr
TOOLS I USE:
- Tack Life Angle Grinder: http://amzn.to/2B6fwWG
- Bosch 18V cordless circular saw: http://amzn.to/2wcDgnN
- Bosch 18V cordless Drill & Impact Driver Kit: http://amzn.to/2BCI753
- Dewalt Table Saw w/ 32” Rip Capacity: http://amzn.to/2yQd2Fy
- Japanese Flush Cut Hand Saw: http://amzn.to/2yRa1Fd
- Dewalt 12” Miter Saw: http://amzn.to/2yQRgS6
I created this cantilevered coffee table from a live-edge spalted maple slab and concrete. The angled concrete post was formed by slicing two sections from a standard 12" concrete form tube with a 15 degree angle, attaching these sections to the live edge slab, and pouring the concrete through the slab to form a solid post base extending through the table top. To cut the 12” concrete forming tube at a 15 degree angle, I created a 12” miter box from scrap plywood.
I again used a white glass-fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) concrete mix, and this time, poured in the face coat for the table surface. For the backer mix, I used plasticizer to make a self-consolidating (SCC) type of GFRC.
Pre-Blended GFRC Mix: http://www.concretecountertopsupply.com/Item/GFRC_Bag_Mix
AR Glass Fibers: http://www.buddyrhodes.com/alkali-resistant-ar-glass-fiber/
Recipes to make your own GFRC: http://www.concretecountertopsupply.com/index.php?app=cms&ns=display&ref=GFRC_Mix_from_scratch
Other Tools Used in the Build
1.5” Bottom-cleaning router bit: http://amzn.to/2wlNNeE
Cake Fondant Tool for perfect caulk lines: http://amzn.to/2w0JCVx
Diamond Polishing Pads: http://amzn.to/2gmxUkt
Concrete Forming Tube: http://amzn.to/2wlNelc
Japanese Razor Saw: http://amzn.to/2wPHdQU
18” double edge saw: http://amzn.to/2wfnNDy
Waterlox Finish: http://amzn.to/2wlUgWY
Quality, but reasonably priced, concrete mixer: http://amzn.to/2wcC6bZ
Bosch circular saw: http://amzn.to/2wcDgnN
Dewalt Table Saw (32.5” rip capacity): http://amzn.to/2vH2pTY
Bosch drill and impact driver: http://amzn.to/2wQ2OZk
Dewalt Router: http://amzn.to/2wlFoYI
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