DIY Concrete Coffee Table
Sponsor content courtesy of Quikrete
Decorating with concrete can be a great way to add modern touches to a classic home, and building a concrete coffee table is an easy way to incorporate concrete into the design of a room.
When working with cement-based products, always wear eye protection and waterproof gloves.
Use a circular saw to cut four balusters into 12” length pieces and another four balusters into 18” length pieces.
Sand down the rough edges of the balusters.
Build the form for the concrete table, using the melamine as the base and the 2x2s or 2x4s as braces.
Seal the form with latex or silicone caulk. Once the caulking is dry, wipe the form to remove dust and dirt, before pouring in the concrete.
Mix the QUIKRETE® Countertop Mix , according to packaging instructions, and pour it into the form.
Pack the concrete so that it reaches every corner, and vibrate the form with a hammer.
Let the concrete cure for at least 48 hours before removing the form.
TIP: While the concrete is curing, cover it with a plastic sheet. This will help to control the moisture level and prevent against cracking.
Remove the form and scrape off any residual caulk.
Use the balusters to build the table base.
TIP: drill pilot holes before screwing, to prevent the balusters from splitting.
Place the concrete slab on top of the base.
- Commercial-Grade QUIKRETE® Countertop Mix in White
- 36” Long 1” Square Fir Balusters
- Melamine Board
- Scrap 2x4s or 2x2s
- 2” Trim Head Square Drive Screws
- Latex or silicone caulk
- 18 Volt Cordless Drill
- 18 volt Circular Saw
- 18 Volt Impact Driver (optional)
- Waterproof Gloves
- Safety Glasses