Enzo Mari table mod project #1: The plans for "MY" table

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Blog entry by JAcker posted 01-23-2012 09:00 AM 4549 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I have a source for some wood – although I don’t plan to use 1x pine (I am sure Enzo Mari would not mind), it seems a little understated for such an elegant looking paln – but still no plans. From conception a year ago, I got it into my head that my table would be an extension table.

Part of the whole point of Autoprogettazione was that the furniture user should be a part of the design, and since most people don’t know how to do much with tools, the designs had to be simple enough to make with a handsaw, a hammer, and some nails. Looking over some of the plans in Stamberg’s book, these are pretty amazing designs. Great structure, good looks, and really only requiring a few cross-cuts on standard lumber sizes.

Clearly my plan to make this table, even with hardwoods and slides, was not pushing the limits (mine? reality? who knows?) nearly enough. But still, no plans.

A few days ago a friend mentioned SketchUp in passing. After downloading it and watching a few of the intro videos, I remembered the table. MY table. I hit Google with renewed vigor and found a small JPEG of one of the diagrams from Autoprogettazione. Realizing that Enzo Mari is Italian, I knew everything had to be in metric, but standard sizes. The picture showed the layout of the legs and the trusses, and viola! (its the same in French as Italian…)

Now I’ve got plans!

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#1 posted 02-04-2012 06:56 AM

Looks like a pretty good start.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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