Build Your Own Concrete Table

The look and durability of natural stone—the cost and simplicity of concrete

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Brad nail gun
  • Air compressor
  • Air hose
  • Bucket
  • Cold chisel
  • Corded drill
  • Miter saw
  • Paintbrush
  • Painters tape
  • Pry bar
  • Hammer
  • Safety glasses
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw

You'll also need a plastic putty knife, a stiff bristle brush, rubber gloves and a mason's hammer.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 2' x 4' sheet of 3/4"-thick melamine
  • 4x4 x 8' (rot-resistant wood)
  • 2x4 x 8' (rot-resistant wood)
  • Plastic furniture feet
  • Silicone caulk
  • Spray adhesive
  • Cement colorant
  • 1-1/4" screws
  • 8 metal brackets (we used gusset angle brackets, which measure 1-1/4" x 3-1/4")
  • Acrylic grout and tile sealer
  • Countertop mix