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
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
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!
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
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
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
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.