This project takes advantage of the unique quality of ShapeCrete to be cast flat, then bent in a rubber mold after the material enters a "false-set."
Mix ShapeCrete to a Castable Consistency, then pour it in the form.
After about 10 minutes the legs of this table can be bent upward. After casting the mix, wait a bit, then lift one of the legs. If the material slumps down, it's too soon to bend. If it forms small cracks at the bend, then you've waited too long. Gently bend the legs up and support them with pieces of plywood. Cover the piece with plastic and let it cure over the weekend.
When it's time to demold, remove the plywood supports and gradually pry the rubber mold away from the form.
STEP 1: Design
STEP 2: Melamine Positive
STEP 3: Rubber Mold
STEP 4: Casting
STEP 5: Remove the Piece
If everything went as planned, you will have a nice looking side table to finish.
Sand any rough edges with diamond hand pads.
The side table can then be sealed for indoor or outdoor use. It will be strong enough to support quite a bit of weight after a week or two.