Unmolding a Concrete Garden Bench

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Unmold a concrete garden bench after it has hardened for 24 to 48 hours. Learn how to unmold a concrete garden bench in this free video. View Video Transcript

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Farouk Ramadan

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Now we are getting ready to unmold the casting. After 24 hours or 48 hours the concrete should be hardened enough where we can unmold it. What I have here is two pieces of wood I am going to use underneath the casting and this way I can free my hands when I unmold it. So what I am going to do is I am going to put them underneath as you see, grab the mold, lift it up and turn it upside down. You know you could use some help with this if you need. Now we have as you see the whole bench nicely done. Now we are going to unmold the leg. So what we will do is go ahead and turn the leg upside down and try and get it out of the mold. We will go ahead and tap on it a little bit to get it loose and start moving it so you know you have to move it a little bit at each side and this way it will start unmolding. You see how it starts coming out now step by step and it is done. One leg is unmolded and now for the second one. The same, we will go ahead and turn this one upside down, tap it, tap it. It is getting loose, good. We will go ahead and bring it up a little bit on each side. It is a little bit tricky but it will eventually come out nicely. You don't want to rush it it might crack the concrete. The concrete is still brittle at this point. It will keep curing for another four or five days. Now the whole bench is ready and you can set it up wherever you need.