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PostSubject: A new park   Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:49 am

Concrete project #2 for me, making this one for the meet up in Vancouver (Compiny event hosted by Oliver, West Coast Classic) I decided to post this since people liked the thread I made for my bowl project. I took photos from start to where I am now, and it may help people wondering how they can make a concrete park themselves.


I don't have a photo of my drawing I did, but I quickly sketched what I wanted it to look like. Just quick measurements and the first part was cutting out the styrofoam. I'm using 1inch thick styrofoam insulation, and the platform underneath is 2ft x 2ft.

I then used a box cutter to cut out the shape of the quarters.

This is what it then looked like.

I then used wire mesh or chicken wire, to cover the styrofoam. This is for reinforcement. I used fencing nails to hold it down.

I covered the rest of the styrofoam.

I measured and cut a metal rod to use as coping.

Where the bowl curves I used a round tub to mark it and I used that same tub to bend the rod around so it would fit perfect.

Before I poured the concrete I setup a wall around the base so that the concrete would settle nicely. I used an L shaped metal bracket that I cut to size. On the top flat where I couldn't use an L bracket I used quarter inch plywood.

For the C ledge/pad I used cardboard. I used adhesive spray to stick two pieces together because the cardboard was flimsy.

And that's where I'm at so far. Sorry if this should be in the how to section. I didn't mean for it to be so much like a tutorial, more so just a progression thread of my project. Also I won't make a new thread everyday of my countless projects. Thanks

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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:13 am

Perfect place to post this happy

Looks really cool! Not a lot of space, but you seem to use it well!


Good luck!

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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:33 am

Mikkel S wrote:
Perfect place to post this happy

Looks really cool! Not a lot of space, but you seem to use it well!


Good luck!
That is the only downer about it, not much space. I just had leftover styrofoam, wire mesh and concrete and lots of time on my hands since I'm off work after I messed my foot up. The 2x2 piece was all I had, didn't feel like spending money if I didn't have to. Ended up having almost the perfect amount of leftovers from the bowl. I've been craving a build and with the meetup this weekend I thought I'd make something with what I had. Yeah, tried my best to use the space wisely and I think it'll be alright. Who knows maybe I'll build off of it sometime and make it bigger.

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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:39 pm

Looks great! Stoked to see the finished product.

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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:14 pm

Looking forward to see more pics! Just happen to be working on a concrete project right now! Sadly I'm not so good with the concrete part :/ . Cant wait to see the final product!

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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:21 pm

Looks awesome! Maybe I should make something soon, lol

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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:39 pm

Awsome man! Stoked to see the result very happy
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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:23 pm

Jaymes wrote:
Mikkel S wrote:
Perfect place to post this happy

Looks really cool! Not a lot of space, but you seem to use it well!


Good luck!
That is the only downer about it, not much space. I just had leftover styrofoam, wire mesh and concrete and lots of time on my hands since I'm off work after I messed my foot up. The 2x2 piece was all I had, didn't feel like spending money if I didn't have to. Ended up having almost the perfect amount of leftovers from the bowl. I've been craving a build and with the meetup this weekend I thought I'd make something with what I had. Yeah, tried my best to use the space wisely and I think it'll be alright. Who knows maybe I'll build off of it sometime and make it bigger.

Thanks mang

Yea well, lines are gonna be tight, but it's definitely possible to flow on it. It doesn't seem like you are short of ride-up space anywhere. Really impressive!

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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:02 pm

looks great! And even a clumsy guy like me can follow your step by step instruction.
I'll try something like that when i live in my new house, but i will fail for sure  No 

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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:48 pm

Sick, man! Stoked to ride this at the Compiny event!

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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:13 pm

kThumb wrote:
looks great! And even a clumsy guy like me can follow your step by step instruction.
I'll try something like that when i live in my new house, but i will fail for sure  No 
I'll let you guys in on the best secret to making smooth concrete ramps.

And Robert, definitely! See you there dude

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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:49 am

Are concrete parks easy enough to build?


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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:32 pm

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Are concrete parks easy enough to build?

Yeah not too hard, just material and some practice with building stuff is all you need.


Here's the big secret I used with my bowl to make the surface smooth... *drum roll* drywall putty. The thing about this stuff is it sands very easily and dries very solid. Just a layer thick enough to cover any bumps, then I used a dry wall sander which is like a sponge with sand paper around the whole thing. So I did that, sanded it until I was happy with it and now I am on to the primer.

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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:33 pm

For a second i thought it was gonna be a 3 block lol
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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:35 pm

Awesome!
I really like the quarter bowl thing!

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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:33 pm

That looks gnarly, man. So smooth!

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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:33 pm





Thanks for the positive feedback guys, primers dry now just have to buy some more paint. Close to done, super stoked!

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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:37 pm

That looks way too fun
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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:47 pm

Dayum jaymes! Impressive!

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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:34 am

Its looking so smooth omg what concrete did you use ?happy

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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:51 am

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Its looking so smooth omg what concrete did you use ?happy
Type 10, or Portland

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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:56 am

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Its looking so smooth omg what concrete did you use ?happy
Type 10, or Portland
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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:56 am

Holy smoothness. Great job man, very impressive.

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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:13 am

That looks amazing dude!
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PostSubject: Re: A new park   Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:49 am

smooth dude!

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