As there is still snow on the ground and temperature is below 0 Celsius, we finns like to get ready for the summer little bit earlier:) Here are some pictures and details of the round concrete terrace table project. Video will be ready soon.
1. As a support and base for the table we used 12mm thick plywood, that has a water resistant surface.
We measured and cut the Bendable edge form to it´s size and installed it. Next step was to install the supporting mesh for the concrete using Z Counterform FG50 Fibre glass mesh andZ Clip holders. Very easy to install and cut to the round form.
2. When support is ready, just mix and pour the concrete. The table is going for outside use in Finland, so we used concrete that is can hold low freezing temperatures. The concrete was Weber S30 in 25kg premixed bags. Diameter of the table is 115cm and it took 3,5 bags of concrete. Concrete is heavy, so we put some supporting wood underneath the table until it has dried.
3. Let the concrete dry before applying sealer.
4. I did found a buyer for the table before it was made and they wanted it to look more like rough concrete. This is the reason why we did not vibrate the edges more than 5 minutes by hand.
When you plan to make a concrete worktop or a table and you want the table edges to be smooth, vibrate the edges with a sanding machine (without the sandpaper, and for a long time 🙂 or use our special add mix, Liqui Crete. The Liqui Crete makes pouring concrete faster and the outcome is smoother. For it´s special ingredients there is almost no need to vibrate by machine or hand. It also contains extra fibres, so the concrete will be more durable. And if you really want the edges to be smooth, you can use our Counter Patch to get the perfect finish to the edges.
The table surface was NOT hand or machine grounded. It was made by hand with ourWorktop Trowel when the concrete was still wet.
The finished table will be shown in our next blog.
Total costs for the concrete table was 331 euros including these products:
-Two Bendable Square Edge forms, 98€
-Supporting plywood with water resistant surface 50€
-Four 25kg bags of winter concrete 24€
-One small fibre glass mesh and one box of Z Clips 69€
-One bottle of Z SiAcryl 14 sealer 45€
-One bottle of Z Counter Shine, concrete polish 45€
I got the table stand from a friend, so I´ll try to find a place where you can buy your own table stands and post it here.