|Project by Casey Jones||posted 02-16-2014 09:44 PM||1512 views||13 times favorited||12 comments|
I made this table in mid-2013 to fit a narrow but long space in between two sofas. The base is constructed of 8/4 walnut joined by Dominos which were a life saver in terms of speed (it still took a long time—I opted for two Dominos per joint for stability and to ensure all surfaces were level). The top is a 3/4” poured concrete top reinforced with a metal mesh grid within. This was my first experience working with concrete. It’s a really interesting material, and while I wouldn’t exactly call it easy to work with, it was enjoyable and the results are pretty unique in my opinion. I originally had some concerns that 3/4” for the top would be too thin and that the concrete might eventually crack. After it cured, and now having lived with it through some extreme temperature and humidity changes, I feel pretty confident that it will hold.