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DIY Concrete Path Mold

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If you want durable and customized concrete path molds, you're better off making your own.
If you want durable and customized concrete path molds, you’re better off making your own.

Concrete pathways are great additions to your outdoor area. When done right and maintained well, these pathways are sure to last for many years. If you’re planning on building your own concrete path at home, this DIY project is for you.

Two skills that you need for this project: welding and concrete mixing.
Two skills that you need for this project: welding and concrete mixing.

Concrete pathways are great additions to your outdoor area. When done right and maintained well, these pathways are sure to last for many years. If you’re planning on building your own concrete path at home, this DIY project is for you.

When making a concrete pathway, you’ll need a concrete path mold. There are molds sold online but most of them are flimsy and they break easily. If you want something that’s durable and you want to customize the shape, you’re better off making your own concrete path molds.

If you have basic knowledge on welding and concrete mixing, you already have the advantage. If, however, these aren’t your strongest points, ask for help.

Materials:

  • 2400 mm X 40 mm X 2 mm flat steel bar cut into 600 mm strips
  • 2000-2500 mm of 10 mm X 10 mm square steel profile
  • Concrete mix (concrete, sand, fine gravel, water)
  • Some string

Tools:

  • Welder
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Level
  • Metal peg
  • Trowel
  • 90-degreen cast iron clamp

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If you want to make your own concrete path mold, you can get the step-by-step instructions here.