Building your own vibrating table can save you hundreds of dollars! The purpose of a vibrating table for concrete is to eliminate air bubbles and primarily help achieve a professional smooth finish. This blog post will show you how to make your own vibrating table for around $250 .
Having a vibrating table for larger heavier projects such as (baluster railings and columns), can really help ensure that your pieces consistently have a professional finish.
How will this work for you??
The motor that I recommend will sufficiently vibrate between 150-350 lbs of concrete per application.
You can apply a dimmer switch to control the speed for lighter projects below 150 lbs.
For large concrete projects above 400 lbs. add another motor (possibly to a larger table.) I hope this concept is helpful for some of you! I know it is a great option for a lot of people who do not want to spend a lot of money on a vibrating table.
♦ Mountable Vibrating Motor — ( the orange one in the picture is different than the link. We sell both however the one in the link is more powerful and less expensive.) History Stones offers a one year warranty and free shipping on this motor.
♦ Plywood– 2x 2ft or 3x3ft
♦ Hardware- Carriage bolts, washers, and wing nuts.
♦ Tire– Any standard size tire
Simply attach the tire to the plywood with the carriage bolts and mount the motor in the center of the tire. Create a hole in the side of the tire so you can pass the motor power cord through.
Here are some video instructions for making this vibrating table!