11:35AM | 03/18/07
Member Since: 12/24/06
2 lifetime posts
I would like to make concrete tabletops for a side table and also a coffee table. I have my list of supplies (mainly portland cement & sand) and acid stains, but have a question before I begin. Is there any way to add a material to the mixture to make it a lighter weight. I was thinking styrofoam, or packaging peanuts. I'm afraid of the tabletop being to heavy, it will be about 48lx24wx2h. I was thinking about pouring my mold about an inch high and then adding the foam or other material, and then pouring the mold over it. Does anyone have any answers...I'm desperate to start my project???!!! Thanks


09:31AM | 05/16/15
Member Since: 05/16/15
1 lifetime posts
Hello trinaw518
I also am looking to make a concrete coffee table. WESTELM.COM/DESIGN-LAB. has a VERY UNIQUE & SHARP one in their catalog, & online as "PEBBLE COFFEE TABLE" Concrete is the listed material per customer service, @ $299.00 + $30.00 S&H, the table measurements are as follows: 36"WIDE X 24"DEEP X 14"HIGH. The weight is 77.7 lbs., & per customer service the table is "Inspired by the shape, & texture of smooth river rocks" I inquired regarding any other material info., & none could be found. If I locate an answer for making a lighter concrete coffee table, I will leave a reply. Although considering the date of your inquiry I'm sure you already made your table.
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