Who knew? When you pour Quikrete 5000 Concrete Mix into a five-gallon bucket, add water, and insert three precut wooden dowels, you'll end up with a compact backless stool with a concrete top—an undeniably stylish seating option for any room—in just 20 hours. After the concrete top has been freed from the surprisingly simple mold, sand the edges for comfier seating and a more polished appearance. Even out the legs, if necessary, by slipping copper pipe caps and a few washers onto the feet of the stool. If you're feeling really adventurous, you can even dip the legs of the stool in your favorite shade of paint to lend a punch of color and visual variety to your sitting area. You can craft your own custom stool pretty quickly by following this project tutorial.