ive had some thoughts on benches. they have molds for them but i thought i might make a rectangle box for a form, put a piece of re-bar in it an then pour the concrete. then do the legs in a similar way. id mosaic the top of course lol .. i have to get some projects going on here
My husband made a bench or banco (bahn-coe in Spanish) for the outdoor kitchen he built. He used concrete block for the exterior wall (there's a block wall that it's built against), then filled the inside with broken blocks and broken concrete, then poured concrete on top of that. Won't ever be moving it! He layed saltillo tile for the sitting on part of the bench. This picture shows him stuccoing - the final step before painting!
Very nice project, Crista!
Several years ago (when I had access to the forms) I made a picnic table using bench forms. I blocked off one side of the bench top mold which had tapered sides so that it made one side straight and flat, then cast two of them and doweled them with rebar. The legs for the table were bench leg forms stacked end to end to give the extra height. Sorry I don;t have pictures to share as they are long gone. Hope this gets someone to thinking about this possibility.
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