how to make a concrete coffee table top

How to make a Concrete Coffee Table Top

Creating a concrete coffee table top can be a rewarding and affordable project. Making a concrete table top has never been easier with the right tools and materials.

Tools and Materials Needed

  • Quick Setting Cement
  • Sanded Plywood
  • Screws
  • Wood Glue
  • Fiberglass Mesh
  • Stainless Steel Bowls
  • Plywood Sheets
  • Table Frame
  • Level
  • Magnetic Stirrer
  • Mixing Bucket
  • Plastic Gloves

Steps to Make a Concrete Coffee Table Top

  1. Prep the wood by cutting the plywood into the desired size and shape. Use screws to secure the pieces, and use wood glue to adhere all the pieces together. Make sure that the surface is level.
  2. Attach a stainless steel bowl to the wood to act as a form. This bowl should be slightly smaller than the opening of the table frame.
  3. Mix the quick setting cement together with water in a mixing bucket. Use a magnetic stirrer to create an even consistency.
  4. Place the fiberglass mesh in the bowl, making sure it is distributed evenly. pour the cement mixture over the mesh and use a level to make sure the concrete is molded to the shape and size of the bowl.
  5. Allow the cement to set for at least 24 hours.
  6. Remove the bowl from the frame.
  7. Caulk any gaps that may be present, and sand the surface to create a smooth finish.
  8. Stain the wood and seal it with a coat of polyurethane.
  9. Attach the table top to the table frame.


Creating a concrete coffee table top can be a fun and rewarding DIY project. With the right tools and materials, and some patience, anyone can make a stylish and unique concrete table top for their home.

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