Yesterday i went to Home Depot because I wanted to make something. I didn’t know what to make so I just started walking up the aisles. I saw these copper pipes in the plumbing area and they caught my eye. They are just such a nice color so I decided to try to make a table. Since I don’t have access to a shop I had to make sure I bought things in a way that I could just do them in room without power tools. So I bought some wood to make a frame, some concrete to pour the top, some silicon to make a nice edge, some wire mesh to add strength to the concrete and some cork stoppers for the feet. I like the combination of cork, copper, and concrete. Even in the shopping cart the 3 of them looked good together so I think that is a good start. It’s like on Top Chef when they start with rad ingredients so what they make is also rad.
I wanted to make super thin table top so I reinforced it. I wanted it to be about an inch thick but I ran out of concrete and it was only about 5/8. If I do it again I will float the top of the pour to the top of the frame and trowel it smooth but this was sort of a rough draft. The top has a nice finish and picked up the grain of the wood, but the bottom is rough and the connection to the legs is terrible. I attached part of the mold to the wall and rested 1 side of the table onto it. I like this little table and it was a fun thing to do in the afternoon. It’s sort of like sketching in 3d. I like going to the hardware store and just looking at what is there and trying to make something happen out of it. Anyways, I will probably try to improve it but…prototype 1.