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Old 03-15-2011, 02:46 PM   #1
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Ideas on a thin or faux concrete finish to a table?

I'm building housing for an arcade based on the Cold War/Berlin Wall (36"h x 30"w x 30"d). I want the housing to look like its concrete or cement without having all of the weight. I have looked into DUROCK Cement Board but it's still pretty heavy. I thought about just plywood and spreading a thin layer of cement, but this will most likely crack pretty easily right? Does anyone know of a better, lightweight solution? Are there any faux rock or cement tiles that I might be able to use? Thanks in advance.


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Stucco. Otherwise 1/4" wonderboard is probably your best bet.


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Laminate companies (Formica,Wilsonart,ect.) sell 4' x 8' sheets of laminate in many different colors, including one's that look like stone/concrete. I would find a supplier locally. A sheet prob won't cost more than $100. If your on a budget, I would try to recreate the look with paint. Even though cement board is made with cement, in my opinion, is not gonna achieve the look you want. Besides, I'm pretty sure the side that does look kinda like concrete has the company name printed all over it, and the fiberglass mesh shows through on the other side. Good Luck
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Is the house one story? Two?
You may be able use thin GFRC panels.
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