Concrete Crafts: Making Modern Accessories for the Home and Garden
Create unique tiles, bowls, pavers, stepping stones, planters, tabletops, birdbaths, and moreIncludes a gallery of imaginative and original projectsTechniques clearly explained for the novice or experienced crafterConcrete is an inexpensive and easy-to-work-with material that can be used to create dozens of useful and stylish accessories for the home or garden. With full-color, step-by-step photos, this one-of-a-kind guide demonstrates how to make functional concrete projects that have a distinctive flair. It includes instructions on mixing prepackaged concrete as well as standard and lightweight formulas. It also includes details on making molds, pouring, curing, creating texture, adding aggregates, staining, and finishing.
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