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Old 08-21-2007, 10:44 AM   #1
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I need to make a Few round tabletops out of Concrete...... any ideas on how to make the forms?? I'm looking at about 18-24" diameter for the small one and about 42-48" diameter for the bigger one.

I'm thinking either MDF or the Pink Foam Insulation. I'm going to do a mosaic tile on top.

I'd use the Hardi backer if it wasn't such a Bear to cut.

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Old 08-21-2007, 12:25 PM   #2
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A couple of weeks ago those guys on DIY's Rock Solid were building a concrete vanity. While looking up the show for you I stumbled on a couple of other links for concrete tables, countertops, etc.

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http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_..._41963,00.html

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_..._37348,00.html

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/hk_cab...276352,00.html

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Old 08-21-2007, 12:37 PM   #3
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Masonite & Melamine it is................. Just need to make a Circle cutting Jig for the router.................
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http://www.concreteexchange.com/
http://www.concretenetwork.com/concrete/countertops/

You may find some more info in these as well
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Depending how nice you want the edge you can do a few different things.

One is cut your circles out of a 4x8x1.5 piece of insulation board you buy at big box store for $14. Then taking packing tape and tape off the edges you cut so its nice and smooth. THen lay the insulation board on some melamine and pour. You'll have to silicone the insulation board down of course so it doesnt move.


The second someone mentioned already. Use masonite and melamine. That type of forming might be a bit advanced for a DIY'er though.

Third is hire a pro

Good luck... keep us updated!
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