Friday, August 31, 2007

concrete and wood side table

this one's from juliana who used an ikea planter box (can't find it on the website) to make a side table for her backyard.

"my husband was experimenting with concrete to pour a new hearth for our fireplace. the table top was his test piece - the mix made a great pattern that i wanted to be able to use and highlight somehow. i started by using the antonius laundry basket frame - but it was too tall and the metal was too thin to visually balance the concrete top.

patio side tablei found the planter box and decided to give it a try - it lends a bit of a tropical look to the yard now - i call it our pagoda table. i finished the table with the clear varnish from ikea just to be safe - although i think it's fine outside, i wanted to preserve the rich color as long as possible."

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