Make a Concrete Garden Bench : Casting Bench Leg Molds for a Concrete Bench


Now we are going to cast the concrete bench
leg. So start with the mold, this mold here has been used before so you see a little bit
of concrete present on it. Again as we did with the seat, dust it a little bit, that’s
it, not much. I’m using here an old bag as a filler because the leg is not even in size
so I’m going to set it on this one. We will go ahead and scoop concrete in the center
an shake it and let it drop down, more, shake it, a little bit more and now it is filling
up, a little bit more, more concrete,
keep filling. Now you see this side here is getting a little
bit low so we have to be sure and stay parallel so be sure it will stay parallel and we will
start cleaning up the wheelbarrow. It looks like an 80 pound bag will make a
full seat and one leg. Again tap it a little bit and smooth it out. This looks good. It
is nicely parallel, see. Good. Now it is ready to sit down for another
24 hours and we will unmold it tomorrow.

6 comments

  1. The mold is available online, try( historystones).
    You can by color pigments and mix it with the concrete.
    You can find it at your home center in the concrete area.
    Farouk.

  2. @chevette47 I've made concrete flower pots by using plastic structures from the 99 cent store as molds. If the plastic is smooth as glass the concrete comes out smooth as glass.

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