and found these 36” long, 1 ¼” square Fir balusters for $1.80 each. They’re smooth, straight and have a nice grain so I decided to try and figure out how to make something with them. This DIY concrete and wood coffee table is the result. Even though the wood bottom looks quite intricate it’s actually really easy to make. Just a few cross cuts with a circular saw is all that’s needed to create the base. The assembly is done with finish screws. I casted commercial-grade, white Quikrete Countertop Mix Countertop Mix into a melamine form to make the table top. It’s as smooth and hard as stone but weighs about 100 lbs.