January 23, 2020

DIY "Marble" Concrete Table || w/ Shou Sugi Ban Base

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This video shows how to make a DIY concrete coffee table top look like marble. The top is made using Fishstone’s glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) ready-made concrete mix, which is pre-cast in a melamine form. I separated out batches of different colored concrete (from white to dark grey), mixed them together in the form, and then swirled them together by hand to get the marble-like appearance.

I also use an ancient Japanese technique called “Shou Sugi Ban” to make the base for the coffee table. I used a modernized version of shou sugi ban, employing a propane torch to char the outside of the wood. The charred wood is natural way of protecting the rest of the wood, and when finished with a penetrating oil, such as Danish oil, provides a durable surface. This technique works well on any open-grained wood, such as Douglas fir, pine, and cedar. I used inexpensive 4x4 Douglas fir lumber from my local big box store.

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CONCRETE (GFRC) PRODUCTS USED:

• Two bags of Pre-Blended GFRC Mix: https://goo.gl/izSggQ
• 1.5 Bag of AR Glass Fibers: https://goo.gl/c9Vw9x
• Cake Fondant Tool for perfect edges: http://amzn.to/2w0JCVx
• Concrete mixer (HUGE help for GFRC): http://amzn.to/2kEnZFi
• StoneTech concrete sealer: http://amzn.to/2gSrjyp
• Another concrete sealer I like: http://amzn.to/2xW7Gth
• Black 100% Silicone Caulk: http://amzn.to/2B64iRY
• Paste Finishing Wax: http://amzn.to/2kF565e
• Concrete Pigment: http://amzn.to/2yPo51P

WOOD

- Three (3) 8 ft. 4x4s -- Douglas Fir, Cedar, or Pine
- 3/4" Dowels: http://amzn.to/2yTWrkl

OTHER PRODUCTS USED IN VIDEO:

- Propane Torch: http://amzn.to/2yQbtaV
- Danish Oil: http://amzn.to/2yRhlAw
- RZ dust mask: http://amzn.to/2wM8F1t
- Diamond Grinding Wheel (for grinding underside of table): http://amzn.to/2yRL6RY
- Forstner Bit Set: http://amzn.to/2yQAoej
- Tack Life Level: http://amzn.to/2yQhYuk
- Kreg Pocket Hole Jig: http://amzn.to/2kCvlsW
- Herzo Dust Shround for Angle Grinder: http://amzn.to/2yPymLr
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TOOLS I USE:

- Tack Life Angle Grinder: http://amzn.to/2B6fwWG
- Bosch 18V cordless circular saw: http://amzn.to/2wcDgnN
- Bosch 18V cordless Drill & Impact Driver Kit: http://amzn.to/2BCI753
- Dewalt Table Saw w/ 32” Rip Capacity: http://amzn.to/2yQd2Fy
- Japanese Flush Cut Hand Saw: http://amzn.to/2yRa1Fd
- Dewalt 12” Miter Saw: http://amzn.to/2yQRgS6

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Video length: 8:29
Category: Howto & Style
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