I used the Farmhouse Table plans as inspiration for my concrete kitchen island. I doubled up on the stretchers to add additional support for the 3x5 (275lb) cast concrete top and reversed the legs to expose the notches which were cut using a table saw. I used two coats of Minwax Golden Oak stain and two coats of Minwax polyurethane for the finish. The galvanized lag screws on the end supports are decorative, not structural. I used galvanized plumbing pipe to support the shelves and accessorized with bottle/wine openers. The top required 3 80lb bags of Quikrete 5000 and was sealed and waxed using Cheng concrete products. Because the concrete top was cast off-site, I had to build an A-frame to transport it safely to the installation site.
Minwax Polyurethane (2 coats)
Cheng Concrete Sealer (5 coats)
Cheng Concrete Wax