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Color Concrete Garden Projects: Make Your Own Planters, Furniture, and Fire Pits Using Creative Techniques and Vibrant Finishes

By Nathan Smith and Michael Snyder

Photographs by Charles Coleman

Discover the countless ways you can craft with color and concrete!

Concrete is the perfect medium for outdoor crafts. It is versatile and durable, and it looks even better with time. Add the unexpected element of color, and you have the perfect recipe for vibrant, modern outdoor decor.

This hands-on guide will take your outdoor space from gray to great. Concrete artisans Nathan Smith and Michael Snyder show you how to mix concrete, use forms and molds, and add color using stains, slurries, and other innovative techniques. Twenty creative step-by-step projects for furniture, planters, and art include an elegant tabletop planter, a modern birdhouse, and a charming chair for kids.

About the authors

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith started his journey with concrete in the form of countertops for his own home. Since founding Set in Stone in 2007, he has slowly assembled a team of talented and creative individuals as part of a concrete revolution. He resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Michael Snyder

Michael Snyder is an artisan craftsman with a background in sculpture and carpentry. He works at Set in Stone, a concrete design company with a focus on making beautiful useful objects. He lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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