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Old 12-06-2017, 08:31 PM   #1
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Contemporary Table.


Had a client show me this pic:



A table that they would like me to build. But.... They want the top to be brushed aluminum (laminate) and the bottom to be wood. The wood will be stained black.

The bottom of the base are two 1 5/16" thick boards glued together.
One has a 51º angle and the other has a 39º angle on it.


The uprights of the legs are three 1 5/16" thick boards glued together.


I cut the boards on the bandsaw to get the curve on it. I pre-cut the angles on the blanks before I cut the curves on them so I wouldn't have to fight with the angle.

For the test assemble, I used two 3" screws so I could figure out the angle of the X so I can dado a half lap so they are flush with each other, but that's not until tomorrow.



After sanding a slight curve on the angle section of the upright to get rid of the part that hung over and give it a nice blended look, I screwed it off. This is the leg set that splays in.


Here is the leg set that splays out.


And to find the correct angle the two of them needed to have to form the X and show up proper for the overhang I cut a pc of cardboard the size of the tabletop. I'll draw lines on the intersection and cut that area out with a dado blade so they are half lapped and flush with each other.


Very interesting interaction with the legs as you walk around the table.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:39 PM   #2
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Re: Contemporary Table.


Cool.

You curved the legs, which are different from the original. Why and who's idea?

How did you strengthen the bottom joints?

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It was the clients idea for the curve.

Right now the joints are just temporarily screwed with two 3" deck screws. It's White Oak, so just those screws are very strong by themselves. Eventually I'll be using West System Epoxy to glue the joint. That's all it will need. The top of the legs will be screwed to a pc of particle board which will nest inside the laminate top.
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Milled up the half lap, 31.5º for the dado angle. Used a sled with an angled fence to cut the dadoes.


Fits nice


Used West System Epoxy and 2 screws to put the legs onto the base. You can still see the epoxy, it's wet. It'll get sanded off.



Top view is interesting. It won't be seen When the table is on it.


After the epoxy cures I'll cut the top angles. The base will go against the tablesaw fence which will be set at 34 1/2". Then I'll just push it through and it'll make a parallel cut to the base which will be the perfect angle for the particle board to sit on flush.
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Any idea on hours? Almost should have made 2, I'm sure family or friends is going to want one too. Great job & fun project.
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Hours aren't that bad, running around time makes it longer. My bandsaw is just a little bench bandsaw, I had to go to a buddies 1/2 hour away to use his to cut the 3 3/4" wide curved legs. Probably have a total of 20-25 hours in it by the time it's completed.
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Stained them black and put the 1st coat of clear on. I threw in a bit of black dye for the first coat. Hope it's not to black.

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Thanks for sharing the pictures. Cool to see the process.
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Just waiting for the countertop place to call to let me know the brushed aluminum top is completed.
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Picked up the top today. Put a support on top of the legs and put the table on the legs. Looks nice. And it's stable. I always worry about stability of a table that doesn't have 4 legs in each corner.

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And here it is installed ready for use. By the time I was leaving they had clients using the table.



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Picked up the top today. Put a support on top of the legs and put the table on the legs. Looks nice. And it's stable. I always worry about stability of a table that doesn't have 4 legs in each corner.

16 legs is overkill...I think.

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Just in the sprayroom for the lighting.

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