Posts Tagged ‘outside table’

After completing my last coffee table, I thought that I would keep the same basic look of wood and concrete in my next table, but add a little woodworking detail. The Rustic Table has plenty of natural detail, but I wanted to do a little more with the shaping of the wood. I started with a hexagon shaped Oak top. Embedded within the top are 3 oak arrows. They are set at 120 degrees from each other and really help the top stand out from the ordinary. The grain is very pretty and I think the legs turned out nicely. I was a little hesitant about only using 3 legs, but I really like the way it sits and they compliment the geometry of the top.

I am in the finishing stage at the moment, but have high hopes for the final product. I plan on a thick epoxy finish and moderately shaped edges. The legs will keep a fairly sharp look.

Update: Pictures and more details are found on the Pointed Hex page.

It is about 23″ across from side to side and 27″ across from corner to corner. I am having a hard time classifying this one because I can see it being used as either a coffee table or a side table. This creation would go very well between two couches at any angle to each other or could be well used in the middle of a seating arrangement. Any comments here are welcomed.

Have you ever heard of hanging pictures outside?  With concrete picture frames and concrete tables, your art can be displayed outside all year long.

I have been spending a good bit of time outside lately.  The weather is fairly nice, the bugs are not too bad and the various projects are making progress.  I was looking at one of the round concrete tables that I am working on for some friends and realized that it would go great on their patio behind their house.  This concrete is very tough and will not rot, mold, melt, rust, or be eaten by pests.  It is perfect for outdoor applications.  I  can imagine my Beach Table beside some lounge chair  at the pool.  It would work perfect in that application.   I may have to build a pool just for that reason.

Concrete picture frames or Mirrors can be waterproofed with any common sealer and be used outside all year long.  With good solid concrete, the frame will withstand any temperature, any amount of water, and it will take decades of freeze-thaw cycles before any effects are even noticeable.