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How To Make A Round Concrete Tabletop
17 steps
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Start by making a simple yet square box on top of melamine
1. Start by making a simple yet square box on top of melamine
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Grab some flexible trim which you will put in the box and cut to length
2. Grab some flexible trim which you will put in the box and cut to length
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Secure the flexible trim to the inside of your box like this - We used popsicle sticks and hot glue
3. Secure the flexible trim to the inside of your box like this - We used popsicle sticks and hot glue
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Apply and smooth a bead of silicone at the base of the trim
4. Apply and smooth a bead of silicone at the base of the trim
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Lay your wire mesh on top - then grab some bolt cutters or snips
5. Lay your wire mesh on top - then grab some bolt cutters or snips
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Cut the mesh about an inch from the edge of the circle then put aside
6. Cut the mesh about an inch from the edge of the circle then put aside
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Apply dye to water (totally optional) then mix the concrete as directed on bag
7. Apply dye to water (totally optional) then mix the concrete as directed on bag
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Add the wet concrete to your mold, be sure to put wire mesh in at the halfway point (not shown)
8. Add the wet concrete to your mold, be sure to put wire mesh in at the halfway point (not shown)
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Screed concrete with a board and then bang the underside with a rubber mallet to pop any air bubbles
9. Screed concrete with a board and then bang the underside with a rubber mallet to pop any air bubbles
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When the concrete is dry, carefully pull off the sides of your mold
10. When the concrete is dry, carefully pull off the sides of your mold
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To prepare for the flip, slide a towel up to protect the edge from damage
11. To prepare for the flip, slide a towel up to protect the edge from damage
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Bribe your helpers to flip the heavy tabletop to reveal your top surface (may be slightly damp)
12. Bribe your helpers to flip the heavy tabletop to reveal your top surface (may be slightly damp)
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Use fine grit sandpaper to round the edges to look similar to this
13. Use fine grit sandpaper to round the edges to look similar to this
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Almost done, just roll or wipe on 3 or more coats of concrete sealer (you may need to thin)
14. Almost done, just roll or wipe on 3 or more coats of concrete sealer (you may need to thin)
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For the base, prepare for stain by sanding using 80, 120, and 220 grit sandpaper
15. For the base, prepare for stain by sanding using 80, 120, and 220 grit sandpaper
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Apply the stain, then wipe on satin or matte polyurethane
16. Apply the stain, then wipe on satin or matte polyurethane
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You are done! Great job makers!!!
17. You are done! Great job makers!!!
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