Rustic Concrete Island

Submitted by mdurling on Mon, 03/28/2016 - 08:42

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.

Estimated Cost
$350
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Minwax Golden Oak (2 coats)
Minwax Polyurethane (2 coats)
Cheng Concrete Sealer (5 coats)
Cheng Concrete Wax
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

Comments

Malka

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 03:55

This might be one of the coolest builds I've seen yet! Love the combination of wood, metal and concrete!

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