Today, I’m going to show you how we made this live edge wood and concrete table! I learned so much while making it, so as always, I’m sharing the good, the bad, and the mistakes. I love how unique every concrete and wood table is and I can’t wait to see what you create!
I have kept this slab of live edge mesquite wood around for literally years. Seriously, it has made two moves with us. I never knew quite what I wanted to make with it, then when we needed a dining table, I decided to try my hand at working with concrete for the table top.
I drilled horizontal holes in the slabs for rebar to fit into in order to add stability to the concrete. The will ensure the concrete on your table top won’t crack over time. Find a Beginner’s Guide to Using a Drill here.
The concrete we used was Butterfield Brand concrete. It is much stronger than the basic stuff you buy at big box stores and is actually countertop grade. I finished it with the finishing product that Butterfield makes.
Once it was all dried, we had to do a ton of sanding/grinding to get it all flush.
I really love how to turned out. Let me know what you think!
Here are links to everything used in this space:
Find the web story for how to make a concrete and wood dining table here!
The table turned out really nice! You did a great job!!!
I do have a couple questions for you:
How long did it take to cure enough to be able to take it out of the mold?
And did you do anything “special” to the edges, to make sure they weren’t sharp?
Lastly. How did you attach the top to the legs?
Thanks for sharing,
The Accent Piece
Hi Tim, I let it sit in the mold for 48 hours. We grinded the edges down and some parts on the top that needed to be touched up. Seemed to work well. I used these tabletop fasteners: