Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > General DIY Discussions


Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-21-2007, 09:44 AM   #1
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Western NYS
Posts: 123
Share |

Concrete form???

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.

mdlbldrmatt135 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2007, 11:25 AM   #2
Agent 000
SecretSquirrel's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 334

Concrete form???

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.





SecretSquirrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2007, 11:37 AM   #3
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Western NYS
Posts: 123

Concrete form???

Masonite & Melamine it is................. Just need to make a Circle cutting Jig for the router.................
mdlbldrmatt135 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2007, 01:23 PM   #4
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 793

Concrete form???


You may find some more info in these as well
joeyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2007, 07:48 PM   #5
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 26

Concrete form???

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!
6stringmason is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sleeve options for plumbing through concrete? Bruce L Plumbing 6 06-14-2008 09:38 AM
Extending Concrete Patio Slab bobo Building & Construction 6 04-17-2008 12:17 PM
stone veneer formula tom1st Landscaping & Lawn Care 1 07-08-2006 04:48 PM
Need to expand existing concrete pad for A/C unit miketegra Building & Construction 2 07-03-2005 10:27 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.