Outdoor CIMG2023

Published on August 31st, 2007 | by Jules Yap


concrete and wood side table

this one’s from juliana who used an ikea planter box (can’t find it on the website) to make a side table for her backyard.

“my husband was experimenting with concrete to pour a new hearth for our fireplace. the table top was his test piece – the mix made a great pattern that i wanted to be able to use and highlight somehow. i started by using the antonius laundry basket frame – but it was too tall and the metal was too thin to visually balance the concrete top.



i found the planter box and decided to give it a try – it lends a bit of a tropical look to the yard now – i call it our pagoda table. i finished the table with the clear varnish from ikea just to be safe – although i think it’s fine outside, i wanted to preserve the rich color as long as possible.”

More hacks on IKEAHackers.net
unclutter your desk with this super minimal set up
james’ minimalist desk – get the how to!

The Author

Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

One Response to concrete and wood side table

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful idea!! ~ Laur

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Back to Top ↑
  • Recommended for you

  • FREE 20 Best IKEA Hacks ebook. Get it here!



    See who won the IKEA Hack & Idea of the Year 2015!
    Voting has ended and we have winners. The The IKEA Idea of 2015 goes to …

  • And we have the winners for the IKEA Hack & Idea of the Year 2014!
    Without further ado, I would like to announce the winners of the IKEA Hack of 2014 as…

  • And the winners are!
    Again, IKEAHackers readers have chosen. It was another fun year picking the best of the best.

  • View all: Posts in chronological order |
    Hacks of the Year | Ideas of the Year

    Support IKEAHackers! Click here to start your Amazon shopping!.