I've love concrete stuff!
I have a concrete bench, plaques, pots, urns, bunnies, angels,
bird bathes, bird bath fountain etc.
I will post pics when I have more time.
Looking forward to learning to make my own creations!
hi trish! ive always done artistic things but when the kids came along i didnt want to do any painting and stuff like that. i dont like to put stuff away until im done. so with concrete you can work on the frame/ molds. come back later and pour. then you can wait 6 months if you have to before taking it out of the frame/ mold. its a laid back medium.. and it always looks great! and you can use just about anything for forms. i just got a shipment of forms today of the things ill be selling. as im making supper i keep looking at the box in the den.. i cant wait to get started! ill be doing some hypertufa workshops too. i need to work on those, i had many casualties last summer i kept breaking them. lol
Dana...I have saved 12 pizza boxes..(and enjoyed empting them!)...when I finally get a rountoit..do I line the boxes with plastic? Shoud I put some kind of wire mesh in the boxes before pouring...to strengthen the stepping stone?
Now I have to go to Lowe's tomorrow for peat moss...what kind of cement should I buy to start my project?
were they large pizzas
if they are large than i would put the mesh in. the w x h ratio on a pizza box might make it so that it is weaker down the center. there may be a formula on that but i wouldnt know it lol. for that i would use the type s mortar mix. it has a good psi and it
has some flex properties. plus its really smooth. its premixed so it saves you a step. and if you want a rocky look you can add pebbles to it or mosaic it. you can put plastic down or you can spray the box with wd40 or pam ...if the pizza was extra greasy you may be able to skip that step
LARGE pizzas...OK..now I am trusting you on this...I get to the store and tell them that I want "Type S Mortar Mix" and he will know what I'm talking about...AND will NOT asked me any more questions...that I can't answer...about it?
IF he starts asking me questions..I will get you at the KY RU in September!!
dana, thank you so much for this cubit. I was looking all over the internet trying to figure out how I could make my own concrete planters. And here you are! I'm going now to read the other threads connected to this cubit. I can't wait to start. I love planters and they are so very expensive.
hi debbie! that is exactly the thing that got me into concrete. i love the ancient look and the planters around here are 50 to 100 for just plain ole concrete. forget about glazed ones. as soon as the nite time temps reach 50 ill do some workshops. i hope others also do the same. i cant wait to se everyones work
HEY DANA....I'm ready to start this week...bought the concrete...it's still in the trunk of my car...no brawny man to tote it to the shed for me!! How many stones should I get out of a bag of concrete?...shoot...I forgot the size of the bag. Jo
hey jo.. ive been mia for a while.. working, the kids and building borders to keep the neihbors from parking in out grass.. its probably an 80 lb bag .. you should get quite a few if you dont break any like i do .. i mess with them too soon.. i will get some concrete tomorrow and start filling up this cubit !
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