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DIY: Concrete Block Tables

DIY: Concrete Block Tables

Concrete blocks may bring to mind grad-student shelving, but we like them as ad-hoc table bases. Above: A coffee table made from eight stacked concrete blocks; photo via Kikette.

Above: High-end designer and antiques dealer Axel Vervoordt created an informal coffee table with concrete blocks and a slab of wood in this Belgian interior.

Above: A concrete block bedside table, via Inside Inside.

Above: A simple outdoor table by midcentury architect Marcel Breuer made from a rectangular slab of stone propped on a base of mortared concrete blocks; via The Improvised LIfe.

Above: The coffee table at Remodelista editor Julie Carlson’s home in Mill Valley, made from a walnut drafting-table top and four concrete blocks.

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1:08AM PST on Mar 8, 2013

Kao što rekoh, brzo, jednostavno i nadasve jeftino...

9:25PM PST on Jan 27, 2012

Thanks for the article.

1:20AM PST on Jan 1, 2012

thanks for sharing

2:04PM PDT on Sep 7, 2011

I like the look but I would like something smoother and cleaner for the times you have to move them and clean around them.

11:31AM PDT on Aug 16, 2010


5:30PM PDT on Jul 25, 2010

I like it!

11:42AM PDT on Jul 7, 2010

interesting designs

7:27AM PDT on Jul 7, 2010

So simple, yet so effective.
Poor people or students can use these cheap blocks to their advantage and then only buy a flat piece of wood to form the tabletop!
Can be used anywhere in the world!

4:11PM PDT on Jul 6, 2010

pretty cool!

11:25AM PDT on Jul 6, 2010

Nope, can't like it!

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