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Red Oak & Copper Pipe End Table

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Project by ChicagoHiker posted 07-15-2016 02:09 AM 1113 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Table is made from locally-sourced red oak and from construction-grade copper pipe. It measures approximately 19”x x 18”d x 19”h. The legs are a different style for me – more ornamental than usual.

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





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MadMark

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#1 posted 07-15-2016 02:32 AM

Nice, but if you put that in the middle of the living room you will soon wish you rounded the corners & broke the top edge. Oh my aching shins! Real pretty pipework there! :)

M

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#2 posted 07-15-2016 10:01 AM

Nice design of those copper pip, especialy joinery. Interesting combination of materials.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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ChrisK

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#3 posted 07-15-2016 12:14 PM

Different, looks good.

-- Chris K

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#4 posted 07-15-2016 12:29 PM

This is a very creative piece and you’ve done a nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 07-15-2016 01:34 PM

I like it!

Out of curiosity, how did you secure the copper joints?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 07-15-2016 01:44 PM

Nice table! That’s a LOT of copper fittings and elbows !

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ChicagoHiker

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#7 posted 07-15-2016 01:46 PM



I like it!

Out of curiosity, how did you secure the copper joints?

- CharlieM1958

Hi, Charlie – for this one I used the water-activated Gorilla glue. I also use that to support the copper-to-wood joints. On some projects I use PC-7 epoxy or I solder. Haven’t decided which I like best.

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

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CowanNavy

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#8 posted 07-15-2016 02:41 PM

If you solder the copper can you get the solder look to go away or are you stuck with that silver finish at all of the joints?

Very nice table.

-- ET1 (SS) Cowan, Bremerton, WA - (I'll come up with a witty quote later)

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ChicagoHiker

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#9 posted 07-15-2016 03:00 PM



If you solder the copper can you get the solder look to go away or are you stuck with that silver finish at all of the joints?

Very nice table.

- CowanNavy

Thanks for your comment!

When I solder it does leave a silver/grey finish which I kind of like. It adds an industrial quality to the work that is in these days. What I don’t like is the black “char” it leaves behind that I need to clean with steel wool and a steel brush. It can be difficult to get into all the little corners that the joints create. One of these days I’ll get a Dremel tool or something similar and see if that makes things easier. It might be possible to grind off the solder finish if you want.

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

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ChicagoHiker

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#10 posted 07-15-2016 03:03 PM



Nice table! That s a LOT of copper fittings and elbows !

- JoeinGa

Thanks! I do use a lot of fittings. Initially I kept the copper fairly minimal, but lately I’m becoming more ornamental with it. Fortunately Home Depot has started selling 50- and 100-piece “contractor” boxes that make things more convenient and a little less expensive.

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#11 posted 07-15-2016 03:33 PM

should of hooked right into water lines the you could of got a drink right from your recliner LMAO

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leafherder

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#12 posted 07-15-2016 04:50 PM

Great looking table. I really like the copper and wood combination. How is the top attached to the legs? You mention gorilla glue but there has to be more to it than that. Do you drill into the wood to fit the tubes in or are there brackets of some sort?

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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ChicagoHiker

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#13 posted 07-15-2016 11:52 PM



should of hooked right into water lines the you could of got a drink right from your recliner LMAO

- GR8HUNTER

I like that idea. Whenever I show my work people ask if I’m a plumber!

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

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ChicagoHiker

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#14 posted 07-15-2016 11:54 PM



Great looking table. I really like the copper and wood combination. How is the top attached to the legs? You mention gorilla glue but there has to be more to it than that. Do you drill into the wood to fit the tubes in or are there brackets of some sort?

Thanks for posting.

- leafherder

Thanks. With this table I drilled holes with a forstner bit. I get a very tight fit that way. The glue is barely necessary. Sometimes I use copper clips and screws.

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

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BillBrasky

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#15 posted 07-16-2016 09:04 PM

Very unique design for the legs. Well done! I really like it. I’m making some outdoor furniture for my back patio that I’m working on now, so I might take some inspiration from you. Thank you for sharing

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