Creating something with your own two hands is always special, whether it’s structural, functional or enhances your home decor. These concrete DIY projects are fast, easy and affordable to tackle.
1. Leaning Fence Solution
A fence that leans or sags is problematic for two reasons. First, it undermines the fence’s function; second, it’s just unsightly.
Leaning fences usually look much worse than they are — the cause is often incorrect anchoring or lacking enough structural support.
Either way, learning how to fix a leaning fence post is easy. You just need some Fast-Setting Concrete, construction screws and basic tools to straighten it out.
And that leads us to the first of our concrete DIY projects that you can tackle today.
2. Basketball Hoop Post
Most communities have public basketball courts, but wouldn’t it be great to have a private place to shoot hoops?
Installing an in-ground basketball goal is easy, fast and affordable. For this concrete DIY project, you just need to purchase a 10-foot basketball hoop — which usually comes with the post — and have some Fast-Setting Concrete on hand.
Before you know it, you’ll be doing layups and getting some great exercise. And the goal’s post will have a strong foundation, so it will last for many years to come.
3. AC Condenser Pad
The concrete slab, or pad, that your heating and cooling system’s condenser unit sits on isn’t just there for show. It has a specific, important function.
The condenser unit vibrates whenever it’s running, so the ac condenser pad provides a secure, stable home. This wouldn’t be the case if the unit sat on the ground, with settling and shifting soil.
A stable home for the condenser unit can help extend its life — and help your household budget.
If your AC condenser doesn’t have a place to sit, it’s definitely one of the concrete DIY projects you should tackle today.
4. Concrete Fire Bowl
Nothing beats spending the evening with friends around a fire pit, enjoying drinks or roasting marshmallows. But you can have that same kind of ambiance and fellowship on a smaller scale as well.
Just create a tabletop fire bowl that looks great on any patio. All you need for this DIY project is some Quikrete Fast-Setting Concrete Mix – a 50-pound bag costs about $6 — and free time. You probably have everything else on hand.
Best of all? You’ll have plenty of concrete mix left over to create more projects — and at a fraction of the cost if you purchased them at a big-box store!
5. Custom Coasters
You’ve worked hard to purchase your furniture — and probably spent a small fortune — so it’s important to protect it. Placing drinks on wooden surfaces can lead to discoloration, scratches and water stains.
While you could purchase a 10-pack of coasters from Amazon, those mass-produced products probably won’t have much character. Instead, create some DIY coasters with Fast-Setting Concrete Mix and some spray paint.
Then, you’ll have an attractive, one-of-a-kind conversation piece that protects your furniture and shows off your personal style.
And with that, here’s the last of our concrete DIY projects you should tackle today.
What have you made from concrete? Share your projects in the comments!
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