Fabric Formed Concrete Fire Table


This piece is a variation on the first fabric-formed fire table. It is square and smaller in size, with much shorter form walls, making it quicker and easier to cast, finish, and install.

What You’ll Need
  • Stinson Fire Table Instructional Drawings
  • 3/4″ Melamine
  • Vinyl Upholstery Fabric
  • CS Unitec Vacuum Cleaner
  • CHENG D-FRC Casting Blend
  • CHENG D-FRC Activator
  • Collomix RMX Mixing Station
  • GFRC Face Coat Spray Gun
  • Basalt Fiber

Step 1 – Mount Disc to Baseboard

  • Mount the foam disc to the baseboard using contact adhesive.
  • Drill a hole close to the edge of the disc for the vacuum hook-up.

Step 2 – Secure Fabric and Knockout

  • Staple the fabric to the underside of the baseboard.
  • Screw the foam knockout down with drywall screws.
  • Screw the form walls to the baseboard with drywall screws.

Step 3 – Spraying

  • Hook up the vacuum and turn it on. This will suck the fabric down around the knockout.
  • Spray the form with Casting Blend until it’s 1/8 – 1/4″ thick.

Step 4 – Structural Backer

  • Add basalt fiber to the remaining Casting Blend and mix.
  • Hand pack it into the form, building up to a thickness of 1 or 1-1/2″ thick.
  • Trowel the top edges smooth and flush with the form walls.

Step 5 – Demolding

  • Grind the piece flush to the form wall if necessary.
  • Flip it over, remove the form walls, and pull the fabric knockout out.

Step 6 – Finishing Options

  • Clean up any sharp edges with diamond hand sanding pads.
  • Install the burner.
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