|Project by Dave Hair||posted 05-20-2014 09:00 PM||1467 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
My wife and I are celebrating our 50 years of marriage on June 7. We have a modest party planned of about 70 or 80 people. Discussions with the party planner suggested that we didn’t have appropriate facilities for serving wine and drinks, so I cleverly said I could build a champagne table that might be novel and fit the theme of the party.
A month later and it is ready for use (as soon as I polyurethane it).
It is made with Russian birch plywood, 3/4 inch for the top and 1/2 inch for the legs. The railing holding the glass in place is scrap birch left over from the baseboards of our house when it was built 13 or so years ago.
I must confess to using a CNC router that I recently built from a Blacktoe kit from buildyourcnc.com. I used Vectric VCarvePro 7.0 for the cad requirements and toolpath calculations, and Mach 3 Mill for running the toolpaths. I’m happy to share the files for personal use only. There are no assembly instructions.
The design is pretty much random as far as hole size and placement are concerned. It just looked interesting as I drew it. All eight legs are the same design. I did not miter them together, but used solid birch as the intersection. The pieces were glued and doweled. Doweling was interesting – 1/4 inch is not much room for a dowel, so I used bamboo skewers from the grocery store as my dowel material. That bamboo is tough! The hole size was only a couple hundredths larger than the dowel, so it took a mallet to drive them home.
I must be stuck in a rut. This is my third project on lumberjocks and they are all tables. Oh, well.