Instructables: exploring - living - cement - featured Tue, 30 Jun 2015 01:30:06 PDT BLOX v1.01 Fabric Formed Planter
Fabric Formed Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> ShapeCrete Mix In terms of pushing the limits of cementitious materials, Willy Guhl's work for the Swiss fibre cement manufacturer, Eternit, is some of the earliest and best. The Loop Chair he designed in 1954 was pushing the boundaries of the material back then, and even today we rarely see concrete or cement m...
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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:42:39 PDT
Totoro Papier Machecrete Garden Statue
Totoro Papier Machecrete Garden Statue - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad I wanted to take a try at papercrete. Cement/Concrete with recycled paper pulp. There are a lot of examples of using it to fabricate bricks for building and for art. I guess I could have built a mini papercrete mixer but how about just jumping in and using cement mix as the glue for papier mache? I ...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:56:59 PDT
$2 Bill Pad
$2 Bill Pad - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo Amaze your friends, impress your family, confound sales clerks and infuriate wait staff with your very own $2 bill tear-off pad. As you peel bills off the stack, they will have a hard time believing your carefully bound bundle of bills are the real deal. This is not only a classy way to carry around...
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Tue, 21 Dec 2010 22:55:34 PST
Concrete Christmas Tree
Concrete Christmas Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> CHENG Concrete This concrete christmas tree is made using the same foam forming approach as the Concrete STOP. Materials + Supplies: Foam Plastic Liners Base Board Spray Adhesive Rubber Gloves Tools: Something to Cut Foam Sandpaper 100% Silicone Caulk CHENG Corner and Seam S...
By: CHENG Concrete

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Mon, 23 Dec 2013 10:50:08 PST
Cast Concrete Pendant Necklace
Cast Concrete Pendant Necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> jbeaton This is a little cast concrete pendant I made for my lovely girlfriends' birthday a little while back, paired it with hammered copper bracelet and a fancy little display stand.   This whole project takes roughly 2 or so hours from start to finish, and the results are great, she has gotten a ton of ...
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Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:49:49 PDT
A Small Bedside Coffee Table in Concrete
A Small Bedside Coffee Table in Concrete - More DIY How To Projects]]> antoniraj Working with concrete is fun. You can cast anything in concrete, provided you have the right tools, materials and the know-how. Here is a step-by-step Instructable to make a small Bedside Coffee Table in concrete, with easily available materials and tools at home. You can also find some tips on wo...
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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:34:14 PDT
DIY Patterned Concrete Planters
DIY Patterned Concrete Planters - More DIY How To Projects]]> Muhaiminah Faiz My mom asked me to make some concrete planters for her few weeks ago but I was really busy doing other stuffs (study!!). By the time I was ready for a break I noticed that instructables has launched a concrete contest! (Lucky me!!). I couldn't wait and made some right away! In this instructable I'll...
By: Muhaiminah Faiz

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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 01:34:13 PDT
Basic Concrete Countertop
Basic Concrete Countertop - More DIY How To Projects]]> bkr1969 This instructable shows how to build a simple concrete countertop. There are several sites on the net with good instruction and lots of details, including one here on Instructables. This project is much more basic for those who may be interested in trying to build one but want to start with somethin...
By: bkr1969

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Sun, 1 Nov 2009 18:57:56 PST
DIY CONCRETE:: Door Stop - More DIY How To Projects]]> CHENG Concrete This Instructable will show you how to make a concrete door stop using a piece of 2" thick insulating foam. You'll print out a template, trace it onto foam, cut it out, glue it down to a base board, and then fill it with concrete. Materials + Supplies: 3/4" Melamine-coated particle board or ot...
By: CHENG Concrete

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Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:08:11 PDT
Fun With Concrete Instructables Guides "Fun With Concrete" examines unusual DIY projects from practical to zany, all using concrete.  Learn how to pour a countertop, make a unique guitar stand, build home exercise equipment, and create a whole host of home decorating projects.  All projects come from, are written by our...
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Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:56:07 PST
DIY CONCRETE:: Umbrella Base
DIY CONCRETE:: Umbrella Base - More DIY How To Projects]]> CHENG Concrete This Instructable will show you how to make a concrete umbrella base from an IKEA lamp shade using basic tools and materials. The lamp shade is relatively cheap and makes an attractive concrete mold that can be re-used for dozens of castings. The size of your umbrella will determine the diamete...
By: CHENG Concrete

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Mon, 25 Feb 2013 09:02:44 PST
DIY CONCRETE:: Coasters + Trivets
DIY CONCRETE:: Coasters + Trivets - More DIY How To Projects]]> CHENG Concrete This instructable will show you a quick and easy way to make concrete coasters and trivets from the lids of plastic containers. The lids used in this Instructable are from plastic tupperware found in the top shelf of the dollar store. Look for lids that are not too shallow or you might have problems...
By: CHENG Concrete

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Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:27:01 PST
Valentine Heart in Stone
Valentine Heart in Stone - More DIY How To Projects]]> bzbike Here's an unusual and elegant gift made from parts you can get at your local hardware store or building center.  You will need: A piece of cement board, tile backer board, or drywall (determines the dimensions of the final piece) A piece of coarse screen 1/4" or larger mess A piece of aluminum she...
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Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:26:30 PST
Portrait Busts -- an original technique
Portrait Busts -- an original technique - More DIY How To Projects]]> Thinkenstein This is an original technique I use for making portrait busts out of grout.  Grout is like cement, except it is stickier and doesn't shrink.  When cement dries it shrinks and tends to crack, which the grout does not do. To make the finished bust lighter I use a mold to make crumpled aluminum foil ...
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Wed, 17 Mar 2010 17:33:22 PDT
Hearts With A Mission
Hearts With A Mission - More DIY How To Projects]]> Creativeman I recently found a heart mold in a thrift shop for $1.00. The mold is used to make ice cubes and has Ikea's name on it. I like to make different items out of cement/concrete so decided to put some excess mix into the mold one day. The result was nicely formed, hard, easily worked with hearts! I d...
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Fri, 2 Oct 2009 11:52:50 PDT