Just to give you an idea of the kind of site you stumbled across… this is the sort of maniacal stuff we’re liable to do. And I don’t mean stunt jumps or Joey Chestnut eating contests. I mean hard work, from scratch, stuff most people buy. But no… not us.
We are doing outdoor landscaping, and decided we need a nice concrete table. You know, one of those cement table you see in Mexico, with the mosaic tile tops and the concrete benches. We figure the concrete will be impervious to our snow and heat here in Northern AZ.
So we decide to go shopping. Yikes! They want how much?!?!??
So we designed our own. Not that we have ever actually made a concrete table. How hard can it be?
We cut the legs out of 4″x 4″ square channel. We figure the base should be metal so that we don’t have to worry about future maintenance.
Then we weld a foot plate onto the bottom of each leg.
Then cut side bars to go between the legs, and weld them in place with an ornamental ball in the center.
Finally re-bar cross hatching gets welded together and welded to the leg assembly. This re-bar & entire leg assembly will then get put into the concrete form (once made) and add re-enforcement for the concrete table.
After grinding the leg assembly, we’ll get into the chairs and build the legs for 3 separate chairs to go around the table. We opted for a 32″ height for the table, and 18″ height for the chairs which should be a nice height to get in and out of the chairs which being able to eat at the table. Once the chairs are done that will complete the metal work, and we can move on to the forms for the concrete table and chairs.
Stay tuned…. I’ll post more as we progress.
Better than a soap opera, huh?! Can hardly wait for the next installment, right?