Mar
8
By Ben Uyeda

EP107 Wine Bar with Concrete Countertop


I designed this DIY wine bar so that the base can be made entirely out of 2x4s. I made a concrete countertop for it but it could also be made with wood countertops consisting of 2x4s. The wine rack system is quite versatile and could easily be adapted to create a wine storage system for […]


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Mar
7
By Ben Uyeda

EP106 Media Console


This DIY Media Console is made out of a 2×12 and angle irons. The shelves were designed to store vinyl records. This project is quite sturdy and could also be used as a bench with shoe storage underneath. I designed this version for my turntable, vinyl collection and audio engine speakers but it would also […]


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Dec
22
By Ben Uyeda

EP105 Toilet Tank Lid


Ok this project is pretty silly but it was a fun experiment and is one of the pieces that visitors always talk about. I made a silicone copy mold out of my existing toilet tank lid and then cast a white concrete top in that mold using Quikrete countertop mix in white. I salvaged a […]


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Dec
21
By Ben Uyeda

EP104 Concrete Lamps 2.0


Concrete lamps have been one of my favorite DIY projects. They were one of the first projects I posted to HMM. You can see those posts here: EP6 EP9 EP37 EP85. Since then I have come up with some improvements which you can see in the video above. SUPPLIES: Quikrete Countertop Mix / Quikrete 5000 […]


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Dec
20
By Ben Uyeda

EP103 CNC Concrete Walkway


This episode shows how I made a concrete pavers for a walkway out of Quikrete 5000. I used my X-Carve CNC machine from Inventables to make reusable forms out of plywood. I created a modular design based off of the Quikrete Walkmaker system. This project takes about 5 hours and costs around $30. SUPPLIES: ¾” […]


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Dec
17
By Ben Uyeda

EP102 CNC Concrete Fire Pit


This episode shows how I made a concrete fire pit out of Quikrete 5000; it takes about 20 hours and $120. I used my X-Carve CNC machine from Inventables to make reusable forms out of plywood. I created a modular design that includes embedded firebricks. I like this fire pit design because it is modular […]


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Dec
15
By Ben Uyeda

EP101 DIY Outdoor Dining Table


This modern outdoor dining table is made from painted 2x4s and hardwood deck boards. Matching benches can also be made from the same material combination. This project takes about 4 hours and costs around $175. SUPPLIES: 2x4s Available at Home Depot The frame for the table and benches are made out of 2x4s. Hardwood Deck […]


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Oct
21
By Ben Uyeda

EP100 DIY Concrete Chair


This DIY Concrete chair project is actually an IKEA hack. I bought a small plastic chair from IKEA and then modified it so that I could pour Quikrete 5000 Concrete Mix into it and make a chair. SUPPLIES: Plastic Chair Available at IKEA I used a small plastic chair from IKEA to make the mold. […]


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Oct
20
By Ben Uyeda

EP99 DIY CNC Spiral Staircase


I made this spiral staircase for my loft in Boston. I used my X-Carve CNC machine by Inventables.com to cut out the initial pieces. In the interest of time I had a friend use his machine which has a large bed cut out some of the pieces. Each step is made out of 12 layers […]


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