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Table I made from maple with mahogany miter splines. Top is concrete sealed with 2 part epoxy. Dark walnut gel stain finish.
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#1 posted 12-01-2013 01:26 AM
Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!
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#2 posted 12-01-2013 01:32 AM
How are the legs attached to the aprons ?
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#3 posted 12-01-2013 01:39 AM
Glued butt joint reinforced with dowels.
#4 posted 12-01-2013 01:52 AM
Thanks. When I first saw the small photo of the table top, I thought it was a huge burl. Never would have guessed it was cement from that photo : )
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#5 posted 12-01-2013 03:59 AM
Nice table man I am gonna agree dusty on this too. I did too thought it was a burl.I am thinking of making one for my wife and/or my mother in law. any ideas???
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#6 posted 12-01-2013 05:30 AM
I wish I had a burl that big.
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#7 posted 12-01-2013 12:40 PM
Nice job – Always fun mixing mediums -—Hope those are big dowels!
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#8 posted 12-01-2013 03:44 PM
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#9 posted 12-01-2013 06:14 PM
Trevor – well done!
We had granite tops put in our kitchen recently. When looking through the slabs at the local granite shop, slabs with as much character as your top were around $50 or more per sq foot installed! I showed your pictures to my wife. Her her first impression also was that they were granite.
Aside from an obvious artistic eye, how did you achieve the ‘granite’ look?
#10 posted 12-01-2013 06:23 PM
If you look at my kitchen project theres a better explanation but basically its a thin layer of concrete mortar over mdf then I used a spray bottle to color it to look like granite, then its sealed with 2 part epoxy to make it smooth.
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#11 posted 12-01-2013 08:14 PM
Trevor, I think you need to do a pictorial blog for us on how to obtain this kind of top. I read your kitchen explaination and still need help.
Something to think about.
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#12 posted 12-01-2013 11:35 PM
very cool, I like the concrete top, it fooled me….lol
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#13 posted 12-02-2013 03:36 AM
Great work! I am also intrigued on how you did that top. You should share the secret method. ;)
#14 posted 12-11-2013 08:22 PM
James Lango & Kerux2:
I chased down the technique Trevor described in a comment he made on his attractive Kitchen remodel project.
Just go to You Tube and search for ‘icoat countertop’. You will find video on the process.
There are icoat dealers around the country. You can order the product or have a dealer do the whole thing for you. My son and his wife want to redo their tile counter tops with cement ones. But first they are going to a nearby icoat dealer before committing themselves and me to all that work. If there is any interest here, I’ll post their reaction to the dealer visit.
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