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Project by alexsutula posted 01-15-2010 08:06 AM 1652 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this table was a work-in-progress for a couple of years and is the first piece of furniture that i made that i actual own. It took a while to finish it because I had a hard time finding a piece of copper without having to buy a $250 sheet. I heated the copper with a standard propane torch to change the colors in copper. After that I gorilla glued the panel to a piece of plywood. If the future I will use a slow setting epoxy to glue the copper panel.

-- You can't stand apart unless you're prepared to stand alone. Alex, Cleveland





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-15-2010 08:10 AM

The coolest far out groovy , wonderful design and super build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 01-15-2010 09:05 AM

Copper top looks good. Welcome to LJ!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Ollie

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#3 posted 01-15-2010 01:14 PM

Great all round, I love the way the top almost looks like an exotic marble or something . Excellent.

-- Ollie, UK.

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PineInTheAsh

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#4 posted 01-15-2010 02:05 PM

Greetings Alex,

Don’t care it took “a couple of years,” it’s a beauty. You can be extremely proud.

A few build details would be greatly appreciated.

Best,
Peter

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 01-15-2010 02:24 PM

Alex, this is an excellent table. I enjoy the style and adding the copper panel was a nice idea. It adds visual interest to the piece.

How did you finish it?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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senomozi

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#6 posted 01-15-2010 03:10 PM

This is a lovely table. Of course the top looks fantastic but the details and the proportions also caught my eye. I love the shape of the legs, the dark wood miter splines, the bead detail around the drawers and the grain continuity in the front apron and drawer faces. Great craftsmanship!

Did you make the drawer handles yourself?

I know nothing about working with metal; did you have to consider thermal expansion of the copper panel or is the temperature variation in a house small enough that is not an issue?

-- Senomozi - Gatineau, Canada

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Monty Queen

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#7 posted 01-15-2010 04:58 PM

Great job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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alexsutula

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#8 posted 01-15-2010 08:50 PM

Scott Bryan- The finish is Wipe-on clear gloss poly-urethane

Senomozi- I did make the handles myself, out of padauk and attached them to the faces with 3/8” brass rod epoxied into pre-drilled holes.

the only thermal expansion I was concerned about was when during the torching phase. It warped very much so, but i was able to flatten it out with calls when I glued it to the sub-straight.

-- You can't stand apart unless you're prepared to stand alone. Alex, Cleveland

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