Rustic Concrete Table Legs

Step one-  Search for a Table Top:

Find a table top you prefer for your new project.  Sometimes even combing garage sales or utilizing wood from an old table top you are not using is a good way to get started.  You can even make your own.  I have seen some really neat projects where people stencil and paint their wooden table tops.  Lets get this process down first!

Step Two:  Purchase or make your own table legs!

I am biased to the History Stones Brand..  I know.  However, our 27″ baluster leg is the perfect height mold for pouring your own table legs.

I have included a link to the mold and instructions below.

Baluster Leg Molds

Pouring your own concrete baluster leg- Instructions  (view second page)

Remember-  Too much water in your mixture can lead to crumbling around edges where the water is settled.  A good example for determining how much water to use—>  When you make a fist with the wet concrete it should not run out between your fingers.  ( A little bit is fine, this is just a good reference.)

 

Step Three:  Wait.. How do you attach the legs??

I have used a few different techniques for applying the hardware and so far this is the best option.  Use a 6″-7″ Lag bolt and a 4×4 piece of cardboard to create the table leg as illustrated below.

 

 

baluster table leg

 

 

The Hillman Group 3/8-in x 7-in Hot-Dipped Galvanized Steel Lag Bolt

Item # 67362 Model # 812079     At Lowe’s for $2.68

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To attach the leg to the table, you will want to drill a 2″ channel into the table.  Here is a photo!

table diy

 

 

You can add hardware around the channel to finish this step.  Simply screw in your table legs and there you have your table!

 

2 Comments

    • Hi Hank, I added a drawing to the post to help illustrate how the hardware works. This picture shows a 3/8″ diameter 6″ long lag bolt that ended up being our best cast for these legs. I tried casting a wooden baluster (spindal) from Lowe’s into the baluster mold however the wood made the concrete expand. You will want to drill into the table to create a channel for the lag bolt. I hope this is helpful. Let me know if you have any other questions! Thank you Hank!- Tala

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