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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pedestals With a Faux-Concrete -How to






Materials and Tools:
two 1x6x8 pieces of pine (yields three pedestals)
primer, texturing medium and black paint tint
Plexiglas
puck lights
nail gun
wood glue
trowel
chop saw
router
Steps:
1. For each pedestal, cut the pine into four equal pieces to your desired height.
2. Apply wood glue to the edges then nail together each piece creating a rectangle box.
3. On the top of the pedestal, use a router to cut a lip on the inside to make a place for the Plexiglas to sit.
4. Apply primer to the outside of the pedestal.
5. Add tint to the texture medium until you get an uneven slate-gray color.
6. Use a trowel to smoothly apply the texture medium to the outside of the pedestal.
7. Cut Plexiglas into a square to fit inside the top lip of the pedestal.
8. Place the puck light inside the pedestal from the bottom



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