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Project by ChicagoHiker posted 08-13-2016 02:38 AM 490 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My scrap pile was taking over my shop so I made these. I combined ash, catalpa, elm, hickory, red oak, and walnut with copper pipe. Both of the tops are roughly 12” x 12”.

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





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#1 posted 08-13-2016 02:44 AM

Nice job!

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#2 posted 08-13-2016 02:00 PM

they are both nice but I especially like the one on the left (the top)
Now that I think about it – there’s MORE planning in the botttoms than the tops – did you solder al the jionts or just the essential ones ? and how did you affix the tops ? inquireing minds want to know

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#3 posted 08-13-2016 10:02 PM

Very skillfully done Paul
Did you find the copper pipe whilst out hiking? thats stuff is worth a small fortune these days

I hope you or your neighbours are not having any water supply issues !!

-- Regards Robert

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#4 posted 08-14-2016 12:50 AM

Great looking set of tables—I really like that wood top/copper base combo!

-- Dean

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#5 posted 08-14-2016 11:28 AM

Love the wood / copper contrast. Thanks for sharing

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#6 posted 08-15-2016 12:43 AM

I used Gorilla glue on this one, though on other work I have used solder or PC7 Epoxy. I haven’t decided which I like best yet.

To affix the top I drill 5/8” holes and get a very snug fit, though I also back up with Gorilla glue.


they are both nice but I especially like the one on the left (the top)
Now that I think about it – there s MORE planning in the botttoms than the tops – did you solder al the jionts or just the essential ones ? and how did you affix the tops ? inquireing minds want to know

- recycle1943


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

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ChicagoHiker

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#7 posted 08-15-2016 12:47 AM

I haven’t had to break into any houses yet! Copper pipe is not as expensive as you might think (definitely not worth going to jail for!) 10 feet of 1/2-inch pipe is less than $7. Including the fittings there’s perhaps $15 worth of copper in each table (and the wood was just scrap and off-cuts).


Very skillfully done Paul
Did you find the copper pipe whilst out hiking? thats stuff is worth a small fortune these days

I hope you or your neighbours are not having any water supply issues !!

- robscastle


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

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