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By Jonathan Hendy • July 21, 2017

How to Turn a Borealis Stepping Stone Into an Outdoor Coffee Table

An Easy Stand-Out Statement to Add to any Outdoor Space

We admit it, unique & high design outdoor furniture is difficult to come by if you’re not spending big bucks. Luckily, having one of the most extensive & design-oriented product offerings in the paving stone world means we get to have an absolute blast trying new designs & building things with our products. 

Last weekend, Christopher, one of our graphic artists took a Borealis Stepping Stone home and made a VERY COOL modern coffee table out of it.

Below he shares his tips on how to build this outdoor concrete coffee table that looks like wood with Techo-Bloc’s Borealis Stepping Stone - a quick add-on for the hardscaper looking to add a unique statement to their homeowners’ outdoor space - Or for handy homeowners looking to satisfy a DIY itch with outdoor furniture that can actually withstand the outdoor elements.

SHOPPING LIST

Borealis Stepping Stone

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Techniseal Cognac NL-B Tinted Paver Protector

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Premium Construction Adhesive (Featured Here: LePage PL Premium)

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3 Hairpin Legs of Desired Height (Featured Here: Vancouver Hairpin Legs)

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MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) Plank

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Alliance Wet Cast Natural Look Finish, Zero Gloss Sealer

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TOOLS

Jigsaw OR Mitre Saw

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Screwdriver

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INSTRUCTIONS

1. Paint the various sides of the Borealis stepping stone with the Techniseal Cognac NL-B Tinted Paver Protector so as to replicate the color variations of natural bark on the edges. Let dry for 24 hours.

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2. Cover the entire concrete stone with the Alliance Wet Cast Natural Look Finish, Zero Gloss Sealer (or low gloss sealer if you prefer).

At least 2 coats are recommended.

Let dry for 24 hours between coats.

3. Cut the MDF plank to match the shape of the stone (mind your curves). 

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4. Glue the MDF plank to the bottom of the stone, keeping in mind to line-up the twists and curves of both the plank and stone.

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5. Fasten the legs onto the MDF plank. Ensure that they’re evenly spread out because these stones are meant to last, so they’re quite heavy!

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Your coffee table is ready!

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