Fire Tables and Other Concrete Elements

By Dan Gregory, Originally Published in Houseplans.com

A handsome fire table by Concreteworks.

Concreteworks is an innovative Oakland, California firm that designs and fabricates a variety of concrete elements, from seats to tubs to counters to fire pits. One of their handsome so-called Tinder Fire tables is above. I toured their factory recently and found a fascinating array of objects -- worth considering for any new home, including a few that are more corporate  but still eye-catching, like these huge "pebble seats" made for the headquarters of an Internet company.

The pile of what looks like sand in the background is dolomite, the main ingredient in these concrete boulders.

December 27, 2013