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    Hey all, new member here
    Posts from this forum usually come up when I'm googling woodworking questions I have, finally decided to join. I've been in various trades for about 12 years now, everything from kitchens, millwork, construction, furniture and most recently making molds for an architectural cast stone company. Things have been a little slow lately so I've had some time to work on some personal projects. Here's the coffee table I made, concrete top with stained oak base. The top isn't perfect, my first time doing the casting by myself. I've seen and helped our caster enough times to figure is out for the most part, but still a learning curve.
    Thanks for reading.
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    looks right smooth. what type of paint did you use on the concrete? and...how much does it way apart from the oak base?

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      That is kinda cool, I like it.
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        Neat.
        And welcome.
        This is a place where you can get all the answers.
        Noel
        Noel

        "Being so impressed with the beauty of nature, I never cease to be amazed at how the
        'touch of the human hand' can transform it into another kind of beauty that is so uniquely human.
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          I really like the look of it.
          What did you use for reinforcement?
          If you build another one, it sure would be cool to have pictures of the process.
          Welcome to the forum.
          Chris
          I only excel at fixing my my goof ups

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            Welcome to the forum. Nice looking table.
            Clean lines and design.
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              Thanks everyone.
              Splinters - There's no paint, it's polished and sealed with an industrial sealer. I'm a bad judge of weight but i'd say it weighs around 40lbs. It will get lighter as it continues to cure.
              eilliac - It's GFRC which is Glass Fiber Re-enforced Concrete, it also has a fiberglass mesh along with the glass fibers.

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                Nice work! Clean, well balanced design. Looks like it would be a good process for kitchen counters as well.
                The difference between a master and a beginner: The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.

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                  http://store.concreteexchange.com/CH...ro-Formula-Mix

                  i have watched demos at trade shows and on the surface it appears quite easy. Quikrete, a manufacturer of the typical ready mixed concrete sold in bags, also sell the bags of concrete for counter tops.

                  Brian
                  If your dreams don't scare you, you are not dreaming big enough

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