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Custom Concrete Tables Enhance Outdoor DecorSubmitted by Andrew Kerr, Kerr Concrete Designs, Evanston, Ill.
These 32-inch-square concrete coffee tables were made for a client with a 42nd floor roof deck in downtown Chicago. “They needed them heavy, so we made them 1 ½ thick with an open pass-through. We've made several of these for interior use as well,” says Kerr.
A close-up of one of the coffee tables. Kerr cast the table using SureCrete Xtreme bagged mix integrally colored ultra-marine blue. A penetrating acrylic sealer was applied to protect it from the elements.
Kerr made this 11x4-foot concrete patio table for a customer in Wilmette, Ill. It features a 2 ½-inch distressed edge and a base made from reclaimed wood and fir.
These concrete tables sit on hidden casters, with a band of ipe wood around the base to match the customer's deck.
A blue concrete tabletop with a custom brushed-steel base.
Kerr also makes custom concrete planters, such as these 42-inch-diameter containers large enough for the homeowner’s patio trees.
If you’ve ever shopped for outdoor furniture at big-box patio and garden retailers, you know how difficult it can be to find ready-made pieces that will adapt perfectly to your outdoor living space. You’re frustration is shared by many and is behind a growing demand for outdoor concrete furniture tailor-made to meet specific size and style requirements, such as the unique concrete tables shown here. They were all handcrafted by Andrew Kerr of Kerr Concrete Designs for homeowners who didn’t want to settle for the generic.
“All of our furniture is custom made to client specifications,” he says. “It usually begins with a client emailing or calling us after seeing something they like, either on our website or somewhere else. People are drawn to the organic look and feel of concrete. It also naturally lends itself to exterior environments.”
View the slide show to see more examples of Kerr’s custom creations.
Kerr Concrete Designs, Evanston, Ill.