Concrete Kitchen Platform

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Are kitchen canisters still cool? Whether they are or not, I have a hand-me-down set we received seven years ago, when we got married. I decided my kitchen might look a little cooler if I introduced some concrete to the mix.

I love the idea of concrete in a kitchen. Not only does it give you a modern/ industrial vibe, it also is very heat tolerate and can withstand hot pans and cookie sheets. You originally saw these platforms when I shared my Modern Christmas Tablescape with you guys. 

The whole process was very easy. I created forms from melamine, just like I did with my concrete countertop. This time was even easier since I didn’t have any sink openings to worry about. I made a couple of different sized slabs, but I ultimately went with the smaller, 14″ x 9″ x 2″. 

concrete platforms drying Concrete Kitchen Platform

I sealed the seams of the forms with silicone caulk, mixed and poured the cement, and let it cure. Unlike a countertop, a little kitchen platform doesn’t need to be extremely hard, so no need to wait a week.  After 24 hours I removed the forms and allowed the slabs to continue to dry for another couple of days.

cured concrete platform Concrete Kitchen Platform

For the legs, I found a scrap piece of pine,approximately 1″ by 3/4″ and cut four, 1.5″ rectangles. 

concrete platform wood legs Concrete Kitchen Platform

The plan was to attach the legs with adhesive, but I wanted to make sure they weren’t going anywhere. To increase the surface area and allow more adhesive between the leg and the concrete, I drilled a couple small holes in one end of each leg. I then squirted on some *Gorilla Epoxy Concrete Kitchen Platform and lined up a leg in each corner.

drilling holes for extra surface area Concrete Kitchen Platform

The next day I placed my canisters and boom. I bit more kitchen coolness.

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I’m digging the bare concrete and raw wood look! If you were worried about stains, I would recommend sealing both the concrete and wood legs.

DIY concrete canister platform Concrete Kitchen Platform

I’m not sure if they are “cool” or not, but I definitely think my kitchen canisters looks better sitting on a pretty new platform.

DIY concrete kitchen canister platform Concrete Kitchen Platform

 Have I mentioned how cheap concrete is? Since I already had the melamine, caulk and wood, this whole project cost me around $ 3. If you don’t have scraps laying around, I would suggest picking up a piece of laminated shelving (a.k.a. melamine) and a 1″ wood dowel from the hardware store. Regardless, it will be an inexpensive little project. What would you use yours for? Hot dishes? Centerpiece? 

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