How to make a concrete table? – DIY with microcement [photos]
The concrete table looks very modern. There are tables on the market with worktops made of decorative concrete, lighter ones with GRC concrete worktops, as well as a whole lot of furniture covered with veneers imitating concrete (read more: Microcement table top). If you have a knack for DIY, you may want to make a concrete table yourself using our microcement. See how our customer Jay from Essex Townhuse did it.
Concrete table – tools needed
To create a designer concrete table you will need:
- old table or table top cut from board, e.g. OSB, MDF, chipboard + table legs
- set of microcement + primer + varnish. Tip: if you have products left after walls or floors have been made, feel free to use them as long as their expiry date has not passed. You can also order a mini test kit, just tell us what color you need, otherwise we will send random shade.
- orbital sander + sandpaper
- drill and stirrer
- microcement float
- sealer roller
Concrete table – step by step
Step one – preparation of the table structure
Prepare the table frame. If you are making a metamorphosis of an old piece of furniture, all you need to do is gently sand the worktop and remove the dust. If you are making a table from scratch, cut a tabletop with the appropriate dimensions. Prime the surface with FESTGrunt to even out the absorbency of the board and let it dry for 2-4 hours.
Step two – preparing the microcement and applying the first layer
If you use Festfloor Life microcement – mix the microcement ingredients in the right proportions according to the instructions in the technical sheet, if you chose Festfloor Go! open the package and mix the contents.
Cover the worktop with a thin layer of microcement using a trowel and spatula. Make sure to precisely finish the corners of the table.
Wait 4 hours for the microcement to dry.
Step three – grinding and the second layer of mirocement
Level the surface of the microcement with a grinder or sandpaper, remove the dust and apply a second layer. After 4 hours, sand as in the first one.
Step four – sealing
Mix the sealer and hardener according to the instructions and cover the worktop with it using a roller. Remember that the varnished surface must be clean and dust free. Wait 4 hours for the sealer to dry.
Step five – fixing the legs
Attach the table legs to the tabletop with screws. The table is ready!