15 ft concrete top outdoor table

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Project by Joel posted 09-30-2019 04:30 AM 2558 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 15 ft foot long by 36 inch wide table with a concrete top. The base is built with Douglas Fir, stained with “Jacobean” wood stain, finished with 5 coats spar urethane. The concrete top was made from “Quickrete countertop mix” we used 18 80lb bags.Concrete frame consisted of melamine, hardibaker board and Doug Fir 2×4’s.

-- Joel, Poway

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#1 posted 09-30-2019 04:34 AM

Very nice, how meny guys did it take to lift out of the mold?

-- Vince

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#2 posted 09-30-2019 04:39 AM

Vince: we cast the frame in place. After it cured we stripped the forms and did some light sanding and that’s it. It was a 2 man operation.

-- Joel, Poway

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#3 posted 09-30-2019 09:24 AM

That is absolutely brilliant.
Oh man yer I would hate think what it weighs. Great job
Regards Anth

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#4 posted 09-30-2019 10:28 AM

Thanks for posting. That table should last forever

-- Petey

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#5 posted 09-30-2019 10:53 AM

How many days work for the two of you.?
I can’t stop looking at it, awesome concept.
And the finished product looks great, and so durable.

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#6 posted 09-30-2019 11:39 AM

That came out great. Neat idea. Not to be moved often! Is there rebar or wire in the slab?

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 09-30-2019 12:32 PM

Quite amazing!

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 09-30-2019 12:55 PM

Massive frame/timber frame structure. It makes me wonder what other materials we have seen forever that will be used in different ways? These concrete tops are something. Possibly not the largest one ever done, but the largest I have seen.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 09-30-2019 01:39 PM

Now THAT is a table! Probably near 2500 pounds of table or more! Great job!

-- Dennis, WV

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#10 posted 09-30-2019 01:42 PM

thats one heck of a table,at almost 1500lb just in concrete i hope you put it where your happy because that aint gettin moved too easily.nice work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#11 posted 09-30-2019 03:16 PM

Gonna need an automotive jack and dollies if you want to move it. Not sure my deck would like like having that much weight on it but you’re on a pad so no worries there. Nice work!

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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#12 posted 09-30-2019 05:18 PM

anthm27: we spent a day framing, a day pouring and doing concrete work then came back a week later stripped the forms did some light sanding and that was it.

Jim Jakosh: 3/4 inch rebar

Potz and MikeinSTL: Made sure we had the frame exactly where the customer wanted it, centered on that concrete pad before we started pouring.

-- Joel, Poway

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#13 posted 09-30-2019 05:27 PM

Looks great but you need to move it 6” to the left!

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#14 posted 09-30-2019 11:54 PM

Wow! I love it. I’ve looked at building a concrete table top (vids on youtube). They are much smaller and cast upside down on melamine. You couldn’t do that though as the surface area is too large.

What an amazing job. Well done.

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#15 posted 10-01-2019 10:38 AM

Really nice, I hope it will not blow away.

-- Chris K

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