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A closer view of the table shows the stools are also concrete, which were cast onsite into a mold he built.

Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Judah Haas

Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Judah Haas

  • Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Judah Haas

    Judah Haas designed his own wood-grain stamps for his demo. He placed fresh concrete on the first day of the demos so visitors could watch the coloring and stamping process.

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    Judah Haas designed his own wood-grain stamps for his demo. He placed fresh concrete on the first day of the demos so visitors could watch the coloring and stamping process.

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    Joe Nasvik

    Judah Haas designed his own wood-grain stamps for his demo. He placed fresh concrete on the first day of the demos so visitors could watch the coloring and stamping process.

  • Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Judah Haas

    His wood-grain pattern came from an old bridge plank that he managed to salvage.

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    His wood-grain pattern came from an old bridge plank that he managed to salvage.

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    Joe Nasvik

    His wood-grain pattern came from an old bridge plank that he managed to salvage.

  • Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Judah Haas

    Judah prebuilt the woodwork and hauled it to the show. He salvaged old cedar telephone poles to make the all the woodwork.

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    Judah prebuilt the woodwork and hauled it to the show. He salvaged old cedar telephone poles to make the all the woodwork.

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    Joe Nasvik

    Judah prebuilt the woodwork and hauled it to the show. He salvaged old cedar telephone poles to make the all the woodwork.

  • Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Judah Haas

    The tabletop was cast at the same time as the slab. The rim was made from salvaged steel angle and the leg piece was precast concrete.

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    The tabletop was cast at the same time as the slab. The rim was made from salvaged steel angle and the leg piece was precast concrete.

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    Joe Nasvik

    The tabletop was cast at the same time as the slab. The rim was made from salvaged steel angle and the leg piece was precast concrete.

  • Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Judah Haas

    A closer view of the table shows the stools are also concrete, which were cast onsite into a mold he built.

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    A closer view of the table shows the stools are also concrete, which were cast onsite into a mold he built.

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    Joe Nasvik

    A closer view of the table shows the stools are also concrete, which were cast onsite into a mold he built.

  • Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Judah Haas

    Judah sitting beside his work.

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    Judah sitting beside his work.

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    Joe Nasvik

    Judah sitting beside his work.

  • Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Judah Haas

    This bowl is also cast concrete.

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    This bowl is also cast concrete.

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    Joe Nasvik

    This bowl is also cast concrete.

  • Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Judah Haas

    A closer view of the wood grain patterned tabletop shows intricate wood grain and notches.The glass coasters beside the bowl are also concrete.

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    A closer view of the wood grain patterned tabletop shows intricate wood grain and notches.The glass coasters beside the bowl are also concrete.

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    Joe Nasvik

    A closer view of the wood grain patterned tabletop shows intricate wood grain and notches.The glass coasters beside the bowl are also concrete.

Haas fell in love with concrete while in college. He formed his company in 2004, doing foundations, slabs, decorative concrete, and countertops. Decorative work now makes up about 60% of sales. Their primary focus is providing customers with good designs.

Haas used recycled materials whenever possible for his demo. He remilled old cedar telephone poles to build a wood feature, and repurposed steel angle for the tabletop edge, an old wheel as a decorative light, and an old bridge plank to make a wood-grain pattern stamp. His team placed ready-mix concrete on the first day of the demos, stamping wood patterns on the slab and tabletop. He precast the stools, planters, and a fruit bowl, and also colored and highlighted the work with acid- and water-based stains.