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Concrete Table Is a Feast for the EyesSubmitted by Andrew Kerr, Kerr Concrete Designs, Evanston, Ill.
This stately table made of glass-fiber-reinforced concrete is ideal for hosting large diner parties. The natural gray coloring echoes the stone in the fireplace, creating a unified aesthetic.
Two stainless steel bands were bolted into the concrete to hold the three table sections together. The bands were left exposed to add decorative interest and to complement the tabletop’s steel support legs.
With its massive 11x4-foot size, this concrete dining table is perfect for large gatherings. It seats 10 people comfortably, providing ample leg and elbow room. And with its sturdy steel support legs and 4-inch profile, it can easily accommodate a bountiful feast.
Few off-the-showroom-floor wood tables can handle such serious dining, which is why the homeowners opted for concrete. “They loved the aesthetic of concrete and the solid appearance,” says fabricator Andrew Kerr of Kerr Concrete Designs, a company that specializes in custom concrete furniture and countertops. “With tables like this, the client usually comes to us with a size or shape in mind they can't find on the market. It gives them the ability to be a part of the creative process in designing a one-of-a-kind table for their entertaining space.”
Because of its size, Kerr cast the table in three pieces using a lightweight glass-fiber-reinforced concrete mix. Most of the tabletop is ¾ inch thick except for the 4-inch profile around the perimeter. The custom steel support frame was designed and fabricated by Carson Maddox of Dock 6 in Chicago. Maddox also made two stainless steel bands to hold the three table sections together. “They are actually bolted through the concrete,” says Kerr.
The table was left a natural gray to complement the stone fireplace. It was sealed with a water-based polyurethane in a matte finish.
Glass-fiber-reinforced concrete mix: Surecrete Extreme GFRC
Sealer: Surecrete XS-327
Kerr Concrete Designs, Evanston, Ill.
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