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Faux Bois in Concrete (looks like wood to me!)
« on: June 24, 2010, 02:29:25 pm »
This concrete artist makes concrete look like wood, very intriguing to me.  I followed a link on another site about classes, one of which was in May in TN, missed it, but there is another coming up in Colorado for any mud lovers:)

I just think it's interesting what you can do with the stuff, I'm not sure if I'll try it or not myself.

http://fauxboisinconcrete.blogspot.com/
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Re: Faux Bois in Concrete (looks like wood to me!)
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2010, 02:54:09 pm »
 :o that is the coolest thing i have ever seen!  :o
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Re: Faux Bois in Concrete (looks like wood to me!)
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2010, 03:13:08 pm »
Wow! That is some impressive "mud" work!!!
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Re: Faux Bois in Concrete (looks like wood to me!)
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2010, 03:58:10 pm »
Oh I could do that......NOT!!!!! That is so beautiful!!! I read that it can take 12 to 24 hours to work on the piece NON-STOP!! Wow.....I doubt I could do that...heck I know I couldnt do that. Beautiful though!!
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Re: Faux Bois in Concrete (looks like wood to me!)
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2010, 06:05:44 pm »
They do awesome work!

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Re: Faux Bois in Concrete (looks like wood to me!)
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2010, 07:15:16 pm »
Wow, that's amazing!!
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Re: Faux Bois in Concrete (looks like wood to me!)
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2010, 09:11:43 pm »
If you go over to the Garden Web Tufa forum - there are a lot of people that can do this. You start carving while it's drying out. The tufa - can't use it for a month after you make something. I'm supposed to go over my aunt's & make a couple of troughs in the next week or so. I can't wait.
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Re: Faux Bois in Concrete (looks like wood to me!)
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2010, 09:25:04 pm »
I can't wait to see. 
Can you do the furniture out of the tufa?  Is it strong enough?
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Re: Faux Bois in Concrete (looks like wood to me!)
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2010, 10:42:41 pm »
I haven't been over there to read anything since I started mosaics so I can't remember. That's where I saw the furniture. I'm sure there is rebar & all kinds of things for reinforcement. I'll take pics when we make our tufa. We're making Styrofoam boxes - a smaller one to fit inside & then the tufa in the middle.

http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/hypertufa/msg0700145816455.html
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Re: Faux Bois in Concrete (looks like wood to me!)
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2010, 10:47:34 pm »
He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.                St Francis of Assisi

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Re: Faux Bois in Concrete (looks like wood to me!)
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2010, 01:04:13 am »
I was reading & noticed some similarities, then realized it is the same person!  :lol:

Thanks for the links, I'm going to do more reading tomorrow, maybe I can do something after all after reading the tutorials.
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Re: Faux Bois in Concrete (looks like wood to me!)
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2010, 03:50:45 pm »
Thanks for sharing.  Very interesting!

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Re: Faux Bois in Concrete (looks like wood to me!)
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2010, 11:37:38 am »
LOVE!!!
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Re: Faux Bois in Concrete (looks like wood to me!)
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2010, 12:24:44 pm »
  I've  read most of the forum info, have two Sherry Hunter books, , got all of my tools together, the right hypertufa mixture that would be so awesome in my yard, no more buying expensive planters, plus looking so cool and through the ages...

 Well.. here's my nightmare..! ::) OMG,  it started out great,  We used an old stryofoam cooler, DH cut some pipes to use as drainage holes, put in all of the wire.  Mixed the concrete, perlite etc.  You are supposed to put another heavy container inside to  form the inner walls, Well As I was adjusting the planter, (note don't do that) I thought everything was back on track but I kept wondering why it was taking more mix than I planned.  When  I unveiled the dang thing., the pipe holes intended for drainage, had been filled in, so no place to let the water run off.
Instead of a deep planter trough, the bottom concrete/tufa concoction was so thick, the pot was only  3" deep :headscratch: ::) and it was so heavy, I couldn't budge it and my DH almost got a hernia trying to lift .  Some lightweight hypertufa indeed. I've been told to stay away from the mud patties for awhile.

So if you wonder why I've been doing jewelry ;) you now know the story :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

It's a real shame, because it is so very cool to make something from scratch.. I'm not ready to give up the whole idea, though, just biding my time until he forgets about it.  it's a shame the errant trough is sitting by the garbagecans waiting to be broke up and put in the trash. :rofl:
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Re: Faux Bois in Concrete (looks like wood to me!)
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2010, 02:53:45 pm »
bummer, Merm!
 Think about all you learned...and try again! I had the devil of a time making cement bowls....until I realized I had to weigh down the inside bowl.... then it was a snap.
 Hypertufa is not all that light, I made a trough/planter and it's quite weighty, surely less than if all cement, but not 'light' at all.
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