Miniature, 1" Scale," 4'-0" x 16'-0" V Conference Table."

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 02-13-2009 11:45 PM 2368 reads 2 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished making this little miniature,” V”-shaped Video conferencing table for a show coming up this week. I had some scrap ribbon striped mahogany hardwood left in stock. Also I used solid ebony to represent the little pop-up electrical grommets on the top. It took me about 7 hours to make.

On the full scale sized table we use hidden casters on all the bottoms of the legs. One person can easily open and close the table. In the open position the top width is 10’-0”, with a 30 degree angle removable piece of pie on each side. In the closed position the table is 4’-0” wide and 16’-0” long.

Depending on the size of the room & the size of the table. And the degree of the pie pieces. Will determine the size of the opening.


Table in the closed position

Removing the piece of pie


Table in the open position, ready for video Conferencing


A different angle


Close up


Close up

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 02-13-2009 11:57 PM

I love seeing this Dennis. For me it is like a peak into your world as a design comes together.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 02-14-2009 12:03 AM

your stuff is amazing.

-- R

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#3 posted 02-14-2009 12:05 AM

Very cool. Not only does it demonstrate excellent design, but a remarkable amount of dexterity to build something so small.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#4 posted 02-14-2009 12:06 AM

Absolutely fantastic ! What a clever design and it is just beautiful, Well Done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#5 posted 02-14-2009 12:15 AM

Very impressive and great design. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 02-14-2009 12:20 AM

This is great, Dennis. Very nice design. This is one of those things that I wish I would make myself do, before building a new or prototype piece. Thanks for the post.

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#7 posted 02-14-2009 12:26 AM

Very cool, I would love to see that full size. Is the full size table hinged in the same manner or do you make some kind of fancy wood hinge

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#8 posted 02-14-2009 01:10 AM

Awesome! I love miniatures and models and this is very cool! I love the design as well…very cool how it “opens” up


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#9 posted 02-14-2009 02:00 AM

Thats awesome Dennis, I think it would take me more than 7 hours to do it, and wouldn’t look as good. LOL
Same wood I suppose for the big one. Can you make the “pop ups” do a roll over instead? Shaped as a triangle, they could roll over and remain flush to the top.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#10 posted 02-14-2009 02:07 AM

Very impressive looking table !!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#11 posted 02-14-2009 02:08 AM

The big ones are even more impressive! Thanks for the post Dennis and for letting me visit your shop on occasion.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#12 posted 02-14-2009 02:15 AM

Hi Dennis;

Very Cool!!!

I’m betting the full sized one took more than seven hours.

Ingenious design.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 02-14-2009 02:53 AM

Slick! It’s always cool to see something new and different.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#14 posted 02-14-2009 03:21 AM

Dennis: A great design. The minature really make the point as to how it works.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#15 posted 02-14-2009 04:52 AM

Cool miniature. I can’t wait to see the full scale version. Thanks for sharing.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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