Nakashima Inspired Coffee Table #7: Final Assembly and Done

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Blog entry by PittsburghTim posted 10-06-2012 10:46 AM 1783 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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So, I planned on final assembly of the top to the legs last weekend. I wanted to use the figure 8 style connectors to allow for seasonal wood movement. I drove to the local Rockler store to find that they changed suppliers. These parts are now stamped steel and both stamped countersinks are from the same side of the connector, rendering them useless as far as I could tell. The store manager couldn’t understand this either. I went home disappointed that I would have to order these connectors from another supplier and put off assembly for several days. The next day, I went to a local hardware store hoping to find some substitute, when I came across the solution. I found that the store sold mechanical chain links. The #60 size was just right, so I picked up two bags. I got home and separated the links and added the countersink, one on each side as it should be. This allowed me to finish the project last weekend and I expect to deliver the table to my freind later this morning.

Thanks for following this build.


-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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#1 posted 10-07-2012 01:50 AM

I had to go back and read the entire series. I really enjoyed the entire build. I am a live edge lover and anything associated with Nakashima.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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