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Concrete Furniture Creation for Beginners

A course by EN·CONCRETO
Artisan furniture workshop. Zapopan, Mexico.
Joined July 2019
, Artisan furniture workshop

Learn artisanal techniques to make concrete, design molds, and create unique pieces

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  • 97% positive reviews (3.4K)
  • 126610 students

Learn artisanal techniques to make concrete, design molds, and create unique pieces



English, Spanish
  • 97% positive reviews (3.4K)
  • 126610 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 53m)
  • 18 additional resources (13 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Updated on 09/03/2020

A symbol of contemporary and brutalist architecture, concrete has become more and more popular in the world of interior design and decoration, introducing versatility and originality into each space. With the help of Carolina and Eduardo—partners and founders of the Mexican studio En Concreto—learn how to make your own pieces, starting from the fabrication of concrete to the very last details.

Explore the basic techniques and how this material is used when making different objects and furniture. Change the look of any space and customize your home with unique pieces made by you.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Welcome!
  • U2
    U2. Getting ready
  • U3
    U3. Project assembled side table
  • U4
    U4. Additional tips
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know Carolina and Eduardo and their career paths, their products, and companies, as well as discover the books, music and other artistic expressions that inspire them. They also talk to you about the final project that you'll carry out in this course and walk you through the materials needed, learning a little about different applications.

In the second unit, start preparing your workspace, separating safety materials and tools. Perform an exercise creating a small piece to understand the fundamental processes of concrete: making a mold, basic mixing and pouring, demolding, and detailing.

Deepen your knowledge by creating a side table. Start by sketching and defining the dimensions of your piece. Then, prepare the mixture, pour, and unmold, with recommendations to protect and maintain your piece.

Finally, Carolina and Eduardo give you a series of tips on how to take care of your side table and fix any possible cracks and damages. Also, review everything learned and discover more ideas for your next concrete projects.

What is this course's project?

Create a concrete modular side table.

The design that you'll learn is easily adaptable to other shapes and dimensions, so you can create different pieces of furniture and objects once the course is finished.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To anyone who is interested in working with their hands and wants to challenge their craft skills.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge or experience with the material is needed. The processes are simple and with basic skills you can easily perform them.

Regarding materials, you'll need a 5-liter container to make the mixture, spoon, whisk, measuring container, spatula, sandpaper, emery, drill, measuring tape, sponge or roller, adhesive tape, gray and white portland cement, and sealant, among other materials that Carolina and Eduardo will specify at the beginning of the course.


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EN·CONCRETO

A course by EN·CONCRETO

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Artisan furniture workshop

En Concreto is a Mexican workshop that has been dedicated to the design and artisanal manufacture of elements made with concrete since 2014. They started with manufacturing pots but over time significantly expanded their products and reach. They currently offer a wide variety of pieces, from decorative accessories to interior furniture and street furniture.

In their work they value the material’s humbleness and ability to create timeless pieces, bringing a touch of originality and freshness to different spaces. As creators of decorative objects and street furniture, they promote their projects as connected with nature, guaranteeing that these are in perfect coexistence with the public space they inhabit.


Content

  • U1

    Welcome!

    • About us
    • What will we do in the course?
    • Influences
  • U2

    Getting ready

    • Unmold and detail
    • Basic mixing and pouring into mold
    • Let's do it! Mold Making
    • Tools, materials and workspace
  • U3

    Project assembled side table

    • Mold
    • Unmold, detailed and seal the table
    • Mixing and emptying
    • Sketching and dimensions
  • U4

    Additional tips

    • BONUS: terrazzo 2
    • The Components of Terrazzo 1 (BONUS)
    • BONUS: molds 2
    • BONUS: molds 1
    • Repair in case of failure or accident
    • Uses, care and recommendations for your piece
  • FP

    Final project

    • Concrete Furniture Creation for Beginners

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Concrete Furniture Creation for Beginners

A course by EN·CONCRETO
Artisan furniture workshop. Zapopan, Mexico.
Joined July 2019
  • 97% positive reviews (3.4K)
  • 126610 students