I am looking for someone who can make a steel/iron band for a dining room table I am making. Any ideas? It would be 2” tall 1/4” thick and 226 long. I want the metal to be stippled and rounded on outer edges. Anyone have any experience with this?
Hello All, In 2016 I didn’t get to work in the shop as much as usual. Very busy at work, and involved with a big demolition project the rest of the time. But since last fall I have churned out several nice projects, and i wanted to showcase them for you all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zGs0YJjk4Y
Hey guys, I just finsihed my pallet coffee table. Here is my implementation. I also made a video about how to build it. Youtube Video: DIY pallet coffee table GLOWING ! Hope you like it. GreetsDaniel
Top Trim The top assembly “sandwich” is trimmed by 1/8” thick poplar slats that rest on the outer edges of the leg tenons. This trim and the legs form what is a metal frame on the original table. I cut the trim from the same board I used for the legs. I attached it much like a trim carpenter installs base or crown moulding. I temporarily placed the top backer/triangles subassembly on the base, used a miter saw to cut the first piece (nibbling away until it was exactly ...
The table’s legs are tall and thin, with a diamond shaped cross section. The outward-facing edges are beveled to 120 degrees to match the angles of the top hexagon’s vertex angles. After puzzling over how to cut those angles, I found a simple solution: make each leg from two triangular prisms, each with a right-triangular cross section. Then I could cut each leg half with a single 30 degree rip on the table saw. I was able to cut all of the leg parts from a 3.5” wide x 0....
The top assembly is a three-layer sandwich approximately 1 1/8” thick. The bottom layer is 1/2” thick MDF hexagon. I had never cut a hexagon before, so I searched the web and found the excellent article Cutting Hexagons on a Table Saw by Don Snyder (a fellow LumberJock who goes by StLouisWoodworker) to use as a starting point. The large size of my hexagon (23 3/4” across the flats) made it difficult to follow the article to the letter, but I did the best I could. The ...
This series of blog posts outlines some of the construction details of my Hexagonal Cocktail Table project. As I mentioned in the project description, this table is a reproduction of a commercially available table. The original has a metal frame and legs. My table is all wood and MDF, and attaching the slender legs to the relatively thin table top proved to be quite a challenge. I’ll cover that more in a later post. Earlier this year, I retired from my position as a software engin...
Starting a pallet coffee table build. To see most recent progress search for #palletcoffeetablebuild on social media or subscribe to my YouTube Channel for the latest.
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I got a text from my wife who was out at a meeting this morning. Says she has some carpentry work for me, a rustic dining room table. Now I know full well, this is not for us. We don’t even have a dining room! So that means this is to be paid work! I only hope the customer isn’t too picky on details and such. Those of you who have read my profile know that tables are about as big as I go for projects. I have a small shop and usually do big stuff outside. It’s Octob...
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