Making a Waterfall Countertop with LED River Inlay || DIY Concrete (GFRC) || Mancave Makeover Ep. 1

New build video is up on my YouTube channel.  This video explains how to make a one-piece DIY concrete waterfall countertop with an inlaid river of flowing LEDs that cascades over the waterfall edge (using neopixel LED strips).   

This is the first of two videos for a mancave makeover at a friend's house.  Part 2 will be uploaded within the next week, and will show how to make and install a reclaimed wood feature wall with floating LED TV panel, and the installation of the cabinets.

The countertop is made from a glass-fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) concrete mix, which is pre-cast in a melamine form.  I made the mix from scratch (recipe links are below).  I mixed 280 lbs of the dry materials (including powdered pigment) all at once, so the color would be consistent.  I used 40 lbs for the face coat, and the remaining in batches for the back coat with glass fibers.

I used an off-the-shelf LED controller that has MUSIC REACTIVE modes, chasing modes, and solid color modes, with an RF remote, to control the WS2812 LED strips.  The LEDs are covered by a smoke grey transparent acrylic sheet, which is inlaid so it sits flush with the concrete countertop.

MM-inspired Concrete and Live-Edge Inlay Charcuterie Board

The Cutting Bored just uploaded a video of their concrete and live-edge inlay charcuterie board.  (I'm trying to resist saying its a cutting board by the Cutting Bored :) ) The video indicates this board was inspired by my live-edge table build video, but this is really a unique twist on the design.  They used inexpensive materials and still got a great looking result.  

Generally, The Cutting Bored has a great YouTube channel going, so check out the rest of their videos as well, and show some love by subscribing.

For those that missed it, here is the original live-edge white concrete table that the Cutting Bored references in their video.