Saturday, October 22, 2016

Make a large concrete pot.

What? You totally made that? This is one way to do it, and imaginative, you must admit, and fun. I'd want to stain it, or otherwise color it in some way, and I'd also want to seal it.

13 comments:

Lem said...

A table cloth but how did they keep the concrete from dripping off?

Sixty Grit said...

While lacking in presentation skills, the end result of dude's labor is very interesting.

The corner joinery on the dimensional lumber planter on casters is also unusual. Kind of a staggered oversize box joint on steroids. When the wood fails due to ground contact the casters can be reused on the next one - genius!

Chip Ahoy said...

Lem, it does drip off. He mentions a big mess. Also the cloth is saturated with concrete, not just coated. The cloth stays as part of the pot. I imagine.

Lem said...

It has the look of an exotic clam sea shell 🐚

Chip Ahoy said...

When the video is done another is suggested in the corner. This one is more complete.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

Reminds me of the papier-mâché stuff we did in grade school. Maybe he said as much but I had the sound off because a recording of the Modern Jazz Quartet is playing in the other room. I really like the MJQ.

Question: Did the planter guy put a drainage hole in the bottom? I hadn't noticed.

When we first moved into this neighborhood, everybody else who first moved into this neighborhood also first moved into this neighborhood, because it was a brand new neighborhood. This guy a couple of houses down the street put these huge concrete monument base things at the end of his driveway. He told me he intended to put on top of them "dog with fruit basket." (He's from Shanghai.) I was appalled.

He never got around to it, apparently. Those massive bases are still there but there is nothing at all on top of them.

And now, twenty years later, I'm kind of disappointed. Concrete dogs on top of massive concrete bases, holding concrete baskets in their concrete mouths, eight feet above the ground, would be kind of cool. Yes. I really think they would be.

Oh, well.

bagoh20 said...

I will do this, but I think you should cut off the hem and the corners of the rag so it does not look like what it is when you're done.

Trooper York said...

It kind of looks like Hillary's vagina.

(We went to long without mentioning politics. It keeps the comment count down. Just sayn')

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Troop, have you been to that Hell's Gate?

AprilApple said...

I wonder how heavy they are?

large glazed pots are nice, esp because they are often frost proof and you can leave them outside. But the weight makes them hard to manage.

If those concrete pots are light and frost proof - winner.

Chip Ahoy said...

April, other people do this same thing and make the concrete lighter by adding other typical garden materials

Hypertufa.

3 parts type 1 portland cement
4 parts Spagnum
5 parts perlite
(often some kind of reinforcing fibers)

The shape can be anything,

As for straight concrete then, they're heavy. But these in the video are light because the cement is so thin.

Tons of videos on YouTube. The one that I linked in above comment is fun to watch because the woman is such a character. She had me right off. "It makes a mess. I don't mind it. I've always been a dirty girl."

\o/

Chip Ahoy said...

Hypertufa Pinterest page. This page is LOADED with great ideas.

bagoh20 said...

I'm gonna make concrete panties, because I'm me.