Jul
3
By Ben Uyeda

EP128 DIY Outdoor Bar


This DIY outdoor bar with concrete countertops was made out of 2″ x 1/8″ steel angels that were welded together. We used Quickrete countertop mix to make the poured-in-place countertops. The lower shelves are made out of a tropical hardwood called Cumaru. I bought these 1″ x 5½” Cumaru deck boards from Advantage Lumber. This […]


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May
31
By Ben Uyeda

EP127 DIY Tigerwood Outdoor Dining Table


This DIY outdoor dining table can be made using just three power tools; a circular saw, cordless drill and orbital sander were the only power tools I needed to make this table out of tigerwood. I bought these 1″ x 5½ tigerwood deck boards from Advantage Lumber. This wood is very dense and naturally resists […]


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May
26
By Ben Uyeda

EP126 DIY Modern Dining Table


This DIY modern dining table features custom steel table legs that are made out of 3″ x 3″ x 3/16″ steel angles and an oak table top made out of ¾” thick back from Home Depot. The steel legs were cut with an angle grinder and then welded together with a small Mig welder. We […]


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May
22
By Ben Uyeda

EP125 DIY 3D Printed Concrete Fire Pit


We 3D printed three different parts of the fire pit and then made silicone molds of the prints using Moldstar 30. We used Quikrete 5000 concrete mix in the silicone molds to make the final blocks for the fire pit. All of the 3D modeling was done in Autodesk fusion software which is free to […]


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May
3
By Ben Uyeda

EP124 DIY Outdoor Sofa


This DIY Outdoor Sofa was made out of Cumaru deck boards and uses pre-made cushions from Target. If you want to make less expensive version you could alter the design for 2x6s instead of using a tropical hardwood. We used 1” thick tropical hardwood deck boards from Advantage Lumber. The boards are about 5.5” wide […]


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Apr
3
By Ben Uyeda

EP123 DIY Stone Bench


I bought these 2″ thick slabs of bluestone from my local stone yard that are 1-foot by 5-feet. I put a 7″ diameter diamond blade on my 7 1/4″ circular saw to cut the stone. This project took about 3 hours to make and cost about $120. TOOLS: RYOBI Circular Saw Available at Home Depot […]


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Jan
16
By Ben Uyeda

EP122 Steel Coffee Table


I carved this steel coffee table out of a single piece of a steel wide flange beam W12x53 that was 5’6″ long. The beam weighed about 265lbs and cost about $275. I cut the beam with my angle grinder and used about 12 cutting wheels. A cutting torch would have been faster but this really […]


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Jan
15
By Ben Uyeda

EP121 Geometric Concrete Planters


I made reusable silicone molds out of Mold Star 30 from Smooth On so that I could make a bunch of these geometric concrete planters. I made the originals out of 2x6s from Home Depot. This project took about 4 hours to make and cost around $70. SUPPLIES: Quikrete Countertop Mix in White Home Depot […]


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Dec
5
By Ben Uyeda

EP120 DIY Concrete Backsplash


I made this concrete backsplash to go with the concrete countertops I made using Quikrete countertop mix and Lego bricks. I love how this backsplash shows the texture from the Legos. The Lego bricks were not damaged and I cleaned them in the washing machine. I used the classic Lego bricks to make the mold. […]


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