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I dig this “Orson” coffee table from Brandon Gore of Tempe, Arizona, who writes:

Each top is cast in a highly engineered composite concrete, and sealed with a cutting-edge reactive sealer that cannot peel or yellow. The steel base is crafted in-house, each piece carefully cut and fitted, each weld obsessed over to ensure many lifetimes of use, and when finished, each receives a hand-rubbed wax finish.

I don’t know for sure, but I bet Brandon would sell you one, if you’re interested. Or, you could try making your own by pouring concrete into a melamine mold box (as in this tutorial from DIY Network) with upside-down saucers glued to the bottom. [Thanks, Brandon!]

The Orson Coffee Table

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.


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  1. Brandon Gore says:

    Hello Sean,

    Thanks for the post. Yes, I am making a limited run of these and they will be for sale shortly. I also hold hands-on workshops where I teach GFRC (glass-fiber reinforced concrete), as well as fabric-forming. http://www.GFRCworkshop.com

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