Erika Pace Outdoor June 18th, 2018 - 05:09:05
A concrete outdoor dining table with a wood base. This is a fun and simple project, that's affordable to build and that I know you can make. If you enjoyed this video, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to the channel. Let's get started the first step is to build a mold for the concrete top out of melamine measure and Mark for your cuts. According to the plans, Pete comm forward, slash concrete dining table cut out. The rectangular base piece for the mold using a circular saw or a table saw, make sure to lay out how you plan to make the cuts. So you have plenty of melamine left over for the side strips of the mold next cut out the two and one-quarter inch strips for the side of the mold.
A table saw works really well for this process, but it can be done with a circular saw you'll cut a total of four strips out of the leftover melamine. Then move on to the miter saw and cut the lengths of the side strips down to size. Put the side strips in place and then attach one side at a time using one and a half inch screws. Now the two longer strips are going to overlap the shorter side strips on each end, always work on a flat surface and per-drill prior to using the screws press down firmly on the base and on the side strip to ensure they are both flushes with each other.
On the bottom per-drill and insert a screw about every six to eight inches, making sure the screw goes in as straight as possible, continue working around each side of the mold until it is completely assembled, double check to make sure all four corners and the side walls Are squared up and then grab the steel reinforcement and cut it down to size? Using a bolt cutter, I like to leave a gap of about an inch between the reinforcement and the side walls around the perimeter of the mold.
Lightly ease the edges over with 220 grit sandpaper to reduce the chance of chipping the edges when working with the concrete and allow the concrete to continue to cure for another 24 hours or so before, flipping the concrete. And you can lightly miss the concrete once daily or cover it, while that concrete is curing find at least one strong friend to help flip the concrete put some towels down to protect the concrete and then flip it vertically then move to the other side and slowly lower the slab, the slab weighs between 350 and 370 pounds so be very careful and lift and lower properly the more people to help out the better, remove the base of the mold and examine your new concrete top. It's still a diamond in the rough, but it's your first complete glance at the slab. Allow it to cure a while longer before you sand or polish the concrete.
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