Tuesday, September 10, 2013
A few weeks ago, I put together a DIY for BuzzFeed. The challenge was to come up with an original and fun cheeseboard, so of course, I had to experiment with cement! I love the way it turned out, and have used it several times (and it currently resides on our coffee table). Check out the full DIY on BuzzFeed.
I really like experimenting with cement products...my two favorites are Rockite and a new discovery (found in most hardware stores), Cement All (this cheeseboard is my first attempt at using Cement All). Both Rockite and Cement All are finer cements and they dry much smoother (and lighter in color) than other products I've worked with. These cement products are also packaged in manageable sizes so it's easy for me to work on a concrete project without help from Joe!
Some of my other concrete DIYs from the archives: candleholder, coasters, bowl, vase,
Update to address various concerns about the weight of concrete, whether it's food-safe, etc:
1. Yes, this cheeseboard is breakable! :)
2. Concrete can be heavy...at this size, however, it's very manageable...and lighter than a marble or slate board.
3. To make the concrete food-safe, just coat with a food-safe wax like pure carnauba or bees wax. There also some great sealers made for concrete countertops that would work wonderfully.
4. Slice your cheese gently to avoid excessive scratching. Some food-safe concrete sealers are scratch resistant as well.