Wonderful Engineering

Make Your Own Super Cool Coffee Table From Concrete At Home

Nobody usually opts for concrete when it comes to making furniture. The reasons are quite obvious; it is hard to work with, it is heavy and not very comfortable and unless you’re trained to work with it, chances are you’ll end up messing the project and ruining your clothes. However, check out Redditor snickers0129’s project of making a coffee table out of concrete. See the project below and let us know what you think of it.

The project started with our inventor creating a number of molds to try out concrete colors.

Melamine boards were used for the creation of molds.

More than a dozen samples were created to find the right color.

Finally he created the mold for the table’s top.

He made use of a spray gun for the distribution of concrete in the mold. He distributed it so that the tabletop was hollow.

This is how it looked after the first layer of concrete.

He then packed glass fiber concrete and mesh by hand in order to reinforce the tabletop.

The finished tabletop measured in at .75” thick only!

He then set about to make the hollow base with walls that were about 0.5” thick.

He sanded the concrete down for a smooth finish and even added some layers of satin sealer.

Check out the finished product!

Look at how it complements the rest of the room!