MATERIALS & TOOL LIST
Materials for this project can be as simple as scrap from other projects. This particular Tea Table was built using material left around the shop. If you prefer you can use newly purchased materials, but the joy of fabric forming is in development of the design. If you have materials on hand you can use this same process to convert your design into a concrete masterpiece.
For this project you will need the following:
Melamine Board or Other Smooth Base
Scroll, Band or Jig Saw (For Round Cuts)
Skill or Table Saw (For Straight Cuts)
Screws ( 1/2" or less)
Screw Driver or Preferably a Cordless Drill
Small 90 Degree Simpson Ties (Minimum of 12)
Staple Gun (Manual or Pneumatic)
Waterproof Silicone Caulk
Standard Flat Bedsheet
GFRC (Glass Fabric Reinforced Concrete) Mix
5 Gallon Bucket (Minimum of 2)
Mixing Tub or Wheelbarrow
1/2" Drill with Mixing Paddle
Decorative Features (Optional)
Small Trowel or Screed
Thick Latex Kitchen Gloves
Water Polisher (Optional)
Hand Sanding Pads (Optional)
Concrete Sealer (Optional)
As Always Do Not Forget to Wear Appropriate Safety Gear for this project!
Step 1: Cut Frame Materials to Specs (Straight Cuts)
Cut Melamine and Frame Details to specific sizes as Listed:
Base (1) 57" x 21"
Ends (2) 20" x 21"
Termination (2) 1 3/4" x 22 1/2"
Preliminary Cuts for Round Pieces
(1) 20" x 20"
(2) 57" x 20 3/4"
Step 2: Cut Frame Materials to Specs (Curved Cut)
Cut Frame Quarter Round Angles (Transition Pieces):
With 20" x 20" Board, Use Straight Edge to Divide into Quarters and Mark Off.
Using Screw as a Center Point with String and Pen, Draw 20" Circle.
Quarter Melamine, then using Scroll (or similar saw) cut the Quarter of each Circle.
Place all 4 Quarter Pieces Together and ensure they are as close in size as possible.