Robbie Peck Outdoor August 20th, 2018 - 06:27:40
Concrete coffee table checks it out. So this project was a bit of a learning curve. I wanted to practice some concrete work for a client job. Coming up so I started out with your standard pouring technique and you'll see that changes down the line. This requires a melamine mold, which you see me breaking down here and my first mistake was using Brad nails to assemble the form.
I thought this would be a quicker way to do it, but turned out that it just tears things to pieces and it was super incorrect and then my second mistake is, I didn't countersink any of the screws I used after the brad nail. I wipe out the form and cut some wire mesh for reinforcement and then caulk all the corners and clean him up with a caulking tool. I then go ahead and move on to mix and up some concrete here, which has some rocks in it. As you can see, I fill up the form and start pressing it into the corners until it's about a half-inch thick throughout the entire mold. I then add the wire mesh and finish filling the mold.
I screed it flat on the bottom and let it dry for about five days here. I'm just vibrating out the bubbles. The best that I can. I used a recipient, a hammer to get those out. So, unfortunately, as I'm working on the top, I realize there's a bow in the bottom of it, and it's not gonna sit flat on the frame that I made for it as well as there's a lot of pitting and pock marks in the top. That really came out when I put the wax on it. So this is my first concrete project. I'm gonna get back into another one because I do have leftover melamine I'll make another mold I'll get one put together and we'll finish this thing up and get this project out the door.
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