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Project by ChicagoHiker posted 12-22-2015 04:33 PM 1284 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this small table with shelf using random scraps I had lying around the shop. I used ash, catalpa, cherry, elm, hickory, white oak, and perhaps a couple others.

-- Paul Segedin, Chicago, IL http://urbanprairiedesign.com/





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#1 posted 12-22-2015 04:53 PM

Interesting, nice work.

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#2 posted 12-22-2015 05:45 PM

nice design! Great work

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#3 posted 12-22-2015 05:58 PM

Very cool! Did you clear coat the copper so it stays shiny or are you going to let it oxidize?

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#4 posted 12-22-2015 06:26 PM

I love the design and the copper pipe. Tell me, how is the catalpa? Does it machine/sand easily?

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#5 posted 12-22-2015 06:44 PM

Thanks for posting! Very creative. I’ve seen others use black pipe, but I sorta like the look of the copper. What diameter is the pipe?

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#6 posted 12-22-2015 08:05 PM

Genius design, the bright copper goes very well with the multicolored woods. Beautiful work.
Joel

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#7 posted 12-22-2015 08:57 PM

That is way cool – does the shelves sit on the pipe or does the pipe enter the wood ?

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#8 posted 12-23-2015 12:08 AM



Very cool! Did you clear coat the copper so it stays shiny or are you going to let it oxidize?

- JayT

I don’t coat the copper. I’m happy to let it oxidize, though that seems like a slow process. I’ve been using copper for a couple years and haven’t noticed mjch.

-- Paul Segedin, Chicago, IL http://urbanprairiedesign.com/

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#9 posted 12-23-2015 12:11 AM



I love the design and the copper pipe. Tell me, how is the catalpa? Does it machine/sand easily?

- Josh

I like catalpa and use it often. It’s very light and easy to handle and has surprisingly nice grain. It’s also readily available for me in Chicago. It’s pretty easy to machine and sand.

-- Paul Segedin, Chicago, IL http://urbanprairiedesign.com/

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#10 posted 12-23-2015 12:18 AM



Thanks for posting! Very creative. I ve seen others use black pipe, but I sorta like the look of the copper. What diameter is the pipe?

- Bill_Steele

I’ve used the black pipe on some projects. It has its place! I mostly use copper because I like the color and that I can easily cut it into any length I want. On this project I used 1/2-inch. I use 3/4-inch on chairs and benches.

-- Paul Segedin, Chicago, IL http://urbanprairiedesign.com/

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#11 posted 12-23-2015 12:49 AM

Pretty cool looking table! I definitely like the copper/wood combo!

-- Dean

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#12 posted 12-23-2015 11:33 AM

Cool table!

First thing I thought of is “Who is going to be assigned the task of keeping that copped polished?”
But I see you covered that question! :-)

Can you take the lower shelf out if you need to ? Or did you assemble the copper tubing in / and around it? In other words, did you solder the fittings so it’s permanent?

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#13 posted 12-23-2015 01:41 PM

Pretty cool design! I like this industrial style.

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#14 posted 12-23-2015 05:58 PM

Nice design and industrial look. If you wanted to, you could build another table to match up with the tabletop (like a big finger joint) to double the table top and still be able to separate if needed.

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#15 posted 12-23-2015 06:15 PM



Cool table!

First thing I thought of is “Who is going to be assigned the task of keeping that copped polished?”
But I see you covered that question! :-)

Can you take the lower shelf out if you need to ? Or did you assemble the copper tubing in / and around it? In other words, did you solder the fittings so it s permanent?

The lower shelf is not attached, but is too big to remove. It’s pretty tight laterally.
- JoeinGa


-- Paul Segedin, Chicago, IL http://urbanprairiedesign.com/

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