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I thought I'd do a quick instructable of my latest creation, im not going to go into major details as there's loads of polishing concrete instructables to read out there but here it is.

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Step 1: Make the mould

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I made my mould out of old bits of wood i had laying around, i also counter sunk some dents in it and placed marbles on it, I also put crushed slate, big rocks off the beach, sea shells and other bits of glass and stuff on it which make the finish poduct better in my opinion, the four pieces of wood are bits of Oak

Step 2: Pour your concrete, Leave a week then get polishing

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In my mix I used Ballast ,Yellow Building sand, Plastering sand, White Cement, glass fibre strands, Nylon mesh and inserts of insulation board to make it lighter

Step 3: Polished!

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You can see the detail close up but it really is a lot better to see in the flesh

Step 4: Spray Firepit, Seal Conctrete, Varnish The oak

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Not quite in that order as you can see from the pics, my firepit was old so I rubbed it down and sprayed it

Step 5: Make a base

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Although my base is not quite finished yet it works which is the main thing, same again just out of bits of wood I had laying around

Step 6: Enjoy

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It really keeps us all warm when its dark and its quality for toasting marsh mellows 
Thanks for looking

P.S I will update when the base and table edges are finished.

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hughesw22 years ago
Love the project. How much did it all cost start to finish?
Cool.
capricorn2 years ago
I do like that a lot, tell me, what is the metal bowl in which you are burning your wood?

Is is a simple bowl (like the one you find at IKEA) or has it to be somehow special?

Thanks for sharing :)
abitdifferent (author)  capricorn2 years ago
Thanks, it's just a normal fire pit, I think I bought it from B&Q or something for about £50, I sprayed it with fire resistant paint though, thanks again
l8nite2 years ago
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VadimS l8nite2 years ago
From the looks of it, the peek of that tent is removed. So should be alright.
pfred2 VadimS2 years ago
It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out!
abitdifferent (author)  pfred22 years ago
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Tonto is that you?
abitdifferent (author)  pfred22 years ago
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I think you're just not reading it.
l8nite pfred22 years ago
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pfred2 l8nite2 years ago
Why bother me? Unsubscribe.
abitdifferent (author)  l8nite2 years ago
Although the flames do look very high It was just abit of wood thrown on for photo's sake but I usually only burn charcoal which looks crap on a photo but does keep us nice and toastie, also the top of the gazebo had been removed and it was wet so the chance of it catching fire was slim, thanks for your concern though and thanks for your interest
PS1182 years ago
What tools and abrasives and stuff do you need to polish concrete?
abitdifferent (author)  PS1182 years ago
I used a wet polisher, give it a quick google there's loads of info, there are other ways of polishing concrete which may be more suitable to you
blkhawk2 years ago
Great project! A fire pit is a great way to gather with friends and family.