Published on August 31st, 2007 | by Jules IKEAHacker1
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.”