DIY CONCRETE TABLE

10/13/2012


Odotan jo niin kovin seuraava kesää, sillä olen vakaasti päättänyt ottaa sen todella rennosti ilman mitään ns. pakollisia pikkuaskareita, kuten nyt vaikka tämä pöytä. Pakko oli kokeilla kun niin kauan siitä olimme haaveilleet. Kun Ikean Melltorp pöytämme pinta alkoi sieltä täältä reikiintyä, saimme betonitaso ajatukselle oivan alustan ilman suurempia kikkailuja. Betonivalu tehtiin ikean vanhan pöytälevyn päälle ja kun betoni oli kuivunut irroitettiin se vanhasta levystä ja betonitaso ruuvattiin vanhoihin pöydän jalkoihin kiinni. En nyt ala täällä sen tarkemmin ohjeita jakelemaan valusta kun niitä on ulkomaan sivut tulvillaan, mutta sen verran vinkkaan että mikäli ei halua yhtä rouheaa pintaa kuin meillä niin kannattaa valita hienojakoisempaa betonijauhetta. Loppusilaus maalattiin pintaan himmeällä kalustelakalla. Vahaakin mietittiin, mutta katsotaan nyt kuinka tuo lakka käyttäytyy kuivuttuaan. Nämä ovat vähän tällaisia kokeilemallahan se selviää juttuja. Rautakaupassa kun myytiin vain ei oota kun kysyimme betonin pintaan käsittelyaineita.

This weeks project was this table. Our Melltorp table from Ikea started look bad and it needed a new board, so we desided to do new board by using concrete. I think it looks just great. All that rough concrete on top and simple white legs under. Now we are just thinking how to seal the surface, because here in Finland they just dont know what to put on top of that condrete. Now we painted some dim varnish there and I just hope it will stay and protect the coating of our table. Any tips are welcome:)

73 comments:

  1. Hieno tuli! Operoitiin samanmoinen kesällä mustiin rautajalkoihin ja samoten käsiteltiin pinta himmeällä kalustelakalla. Hyvin on palvellut.

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    1. No hienoa jos teillä on posiivisia kokemuksia tuosta lakasta:))

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  2. sorry no tips, but it looks really great!

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  3. Tosi kiva idea ja nayttaa hyvalta! Huomioni kiinnittyi myos tuohon liukuvari-viuhkaan. Voisitko kertoa mista se on peraisin vai taiteilitko itse? Kiitos!

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    1. Se on hayn kansio johon saan kaikki tärkeät paperit kauniiseen järjestykseen.

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    2. Kiitos! Kavin juuri Hayn julkaisutapahtumassa taalla Sydneyssa ja aivan sattumalta heidan antamassa goodie bagissa oli juuri tuo kansio! Hihkaisin riemusta hauskasta yhteensattumasta! :-)

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    3. Aika hieno yllätys!!

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  4. Beautiful project. I love concrete. You can put wax on concrete to protect too. Heve a great week-end.

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    1. Thank you and thanks for the tips too!

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  5. We have concrete floors in our loft. They were sealed with a clear coat for concrete, but I don't think enough coats were put on so every time something spills (especially if it is oily) it seeps in. So you will want to make sure that your table top is really sealed. Also, you can buff it out and re-seal it over time.

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  6. Beautiful concrete table!

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  7. I absolutely love this! I agree, the rough concrete looks amazing in contrast to the white. Good luck with the varnish - I hope it does the trick! x

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  8. Anonymous10/14/2012

    wow this is great, this for sure will be copied by blogs.

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    1. :)) Well I have seen this some magazines and now desided to do my own.

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  9. I was just thinking what I should do with my old melltorp table and now you have given me the answer! Could you share any tips on how you did it?

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    1. Just google diy concrete counter and there you will find tricks to do it:)

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  10. My friend has concrete countertops in her kitchen and its sealed with beeswax.
    Hope that helps!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer... I will soon send you some email.

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  11. Hyvältä näyttää pöytä :)

    Betonipintaa voi suojata esimerkiksi Litium silikaatti-käsittelyllä (laitettu lattiaan) tai sitten Supi-saunasuojalla (meillä menossa seiniin).

    Litium silikaatista löytyy myös joku hieno nano-versio, josta kaveri kertoi punaviinitahran lähteneen seuraavana päivänäkin jälkiä jättämättä. http://www.pentra.fi/index.php?node_id=15494

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  12. Aah, I'm loving that idea!

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  13. Dear Riikka, you can handle your concrete with bees wax. That works just fine! Love your post, thanks so much for sharing. Kind regards, Christine

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  14. Great idea! I like this table ;-)

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  15. Anonymous10/14/2012

    Hei! Mistä olet hankkinut tuon kaapin?

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  16. it looks absolutely gorgeous!

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  17. Voi, sun blogi on huippu! Kalenteri ensi vuodelle tuli postissa viime viikolla, se on mielettömän hieno. Kiitos siitä ja mukavinta syksyä!

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    1. Hienoa. Kiva kuulla että saapui perille ehjin nahoin!

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  18. Anonymous10/14/2012

    Eksyin tänne ihan sattumalta ja on ihan pakko kysyä, mistä on tuo IHANA kattovalaisin, joka näkyy ylimmässä kuvassa? Pakko saada tuollainen :)

    Pöytäkin on aika ihana. Onko kovinkin painava tuo betonilevy?

    Saija

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    1. Aika raskashan tuo on. Kattovalaisin on habitatin.

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  19. wow!!i love this diy project!So industrial!:)

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    1. Industrial is the word we were looking for when we made it:)

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  20. Aivan ihana! Nyt alkoi tuo betoni houkuttaa kovin, hmm... :)

    http://mayopic.blogspot.se

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    1. Siitä vaan tekemään. hiukan on työläs ja aikaa on hyvä varata viikko-pari.

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  21. Do you understand swedish?

    http://www.betong.se/?p=4587

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  22. wow! how did you do it? would love to copy it ;-)!

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    1. Just google concrete counter diy and you will find similar projects.

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  23. That looks really good. I'm saving this idea for the future!

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  24. Hi, yesterday I came across an article in one of my interior magazines where a couple used only natural materials in their house (e.g. black tea for wood-stain). They sealed their concrete table with olive oil... I think this will change the color but maybe it's worth a try

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    1. Well that we had in mind too, but I was afraid it would change the colour, but thank you for your tips:)

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  25. Anonymous10/15/2012

    Hi ! Can you tell me the name of the Ikea sideboard in the back? Thanks so much!!!

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    1. So sorry, but I don´t remember it and I could not find it from their website. I am not sure do they have it anymore, because this one is about five years old.

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  26. Anonymous10/15/2012

    Thanks a lot for your answer! No, they do not have it anymore, and I saw it in so many blogs and just love it!!!

    But I do not find it used, because I lack the name...

    Thanks and I love your blog a lot!!

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  27. Love your blog! We had raw concrete floors in our old office, they were sealed with clear/transparent paint. It makes them a little darker and a bit shiny, but the effect is really nice :)

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  28. i love your "new" table!!!

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  29. Anonymous10/30/2012

    Ihan pakko kysyä (vaikka varmaankin olet jo väsynyt vastailemaan) että mistä tuo ihme metallihärpäke"maljakko" on? Näin sellaisen punaisena kirpparilla ja nyt harmittaa kun en ostanut, kävin eilen katsomassa mutta se oli jo kadonnut sieltä :/ mietin että jos tietäisin tuon nimen niin pystyisin etsimään sitä!

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  30. This looks AMAZING!
    And what a great idea (I love concrete!)

    Your blog make me want to start a million projects in my apartment. :)

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  31. Did you put anything inside it, like wire mesh, to make it stronger? Also is it pure cement or did you mix real concrete (cement with filler material)?

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  32. I absolutely love this and think I will try it with a table of mine that is worse for wear. Did you put anything inside the concrete to make it stronger, like wire mesh? Also, is it concrete or pure cement? Thank you!

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    1. Hi Christian. Yes we put six strong iron tube there. Don´t know the right word for it in english. The table is made of concrete.

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  33. Love the table - but love the pendant lamp even more, where is it from?

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  34. It's absolutely gorgeous!

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  35. hello from Portland, Oregon! Can you please tell me what you used to seal the surface? I just recently put DIY cement countertops into my kitchen but am also having an issue with finding the right property to seal the surface. Thank you!

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    1. We had the same issue and that surface that we have is not the right one to do it as it wont last in a counter top. I think you should try goole. I can´t remember the name of the sealing product but there were some. They just did not sell it in Finland. Try DIY countertop sealing from google and you tube.

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  36. Waw! I know which will be my next project!!

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