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How to Place an Outdoor Table and Stools

Using concrete and glass for the seating and table will keep your outdoor kitchen area low maintenance.

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  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $1,000 - $2,500

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate

Highlights:

Step 1: Use Craft Paper Template to Determine Placement

Since the countertop is heavy and you don't want to keep moving it around, create a paper template of the surface (Image 1), and move the template around the space until you find the perfect spot. Make sure to leave enough room for the stools, and also leave enough room to work at the grill (Image 2).

Step 2: Install the Table Bases

Install (Image 1) and level (Image 2) the concrete bases.

Step 3: Place the Glass Tabletop

Place the glass counter on the base. You can also make a countertop from exterior-grade plywood and then tile the top, or you can purchase a large slab of stone for the top (but remember, this option will be very heavy).

Step 4: Add the Stools

Concrete stools are added to the table area for seating. Concrete is low maintenance and will clean up easily with soap and water. It will age over time, but that is part of the charm of concrete.

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