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Project by Jeremy posted 12-19-2016 02:33 PM 787 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to do a large table for a while now. Well, shortly before the family Christmas get together the wife said make it happen… Well only having about 1 week to get this done, the table was a success with her and her family.

I’ll go ahead and state this, I’m not super happy with the visual appeal of the table top thickness to legs. I believe the table top should be closer to 3”+ thick.

So the table to is pine and is 46” wide and 96” long. Since the family tends to be a bit messy, I decided to poly the top after staining. The legs are galvanized iron pipe i sourced from my local HD. The girl at the check out line asked why I was buying so many fittings for gas pipe. When I told her I was make a table base, it blew her mind. She immediately responded with “But this is for gas!!!” I just smiled and told her I would bring back pictures.

This is the first Iron Pipe project I have done. I have to say, they are STRONG, and remind me of a LEGO set….. and I love LEGOs! A few notes about the Iron Pipe legs:
1 – Galvanized versus Black Iron Pipe = minimal price difference
2- Your imagination is the limit
3- Your imagination = expensive $$$. More fittings more elaborate – $$$$$$$$
4- Use Pipe Couplers, they make life easier
5- Putting this together is not exact. There is definitely some variances that have to be considered
6- Mineral Spirits work great for removing the stickers and labels

I plan to find some nice live edge boards later on and redo the top, but for now we will enjoy this. Hope you all like it, and please feel free to make suggestions or leave comments.

-Jeremy

-- I enjoy getting "lost"... the only outcome is "finding" yourself.





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#1 posted 12-19-2016 03:53 PM

very nice

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#2 posted 03-16-2017 05:17 AM

Couplings or unions?

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#3 posted 03-22-2017 02:08 PM

I like it really well.

I have some ideas about projects I’d like to do using this type of pipe. You’re right though, it adds right up.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#4 posted 03-22-2017 02:35 PM



I like it really well.

I have some ideas about projects I d like to do using this type of pipe. You re right though, it adds right up.

- jimintx

Try www.supplyhouse.com way cheaper prices and really good shipping.

-- I enjoy getting "lost"... the only outcome is "finding" yourself.

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#5 posted 03-22-2017 02:50 PM

I think it looks great and the top thickness is appropriate. I wouldn’t change a thing. Nice work!

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#6 posted 03-22-2017 03:36 PM



Try www.supplyhouse.com way cheaper prices and really good shipping.
- Jeremy

Thanks, I will check out that source.

What is under your table top?
Does it have any cross “beams” that are attached to the top itself?
Are the pipe end fittings screwed into such a board or pad, or straight into the glued up top.

After looking again, I agree that this top thickness looks great, no need to make it thinker.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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Jeremy

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#7 posted 03-22-2017 05:40 PM


Try www.supplyhouse.com way cheaper prices and really good shipping.
- Jeremy

Thanks, I will check out that source.

What is under your table top?
Does it have any cross “beams” that are attached to the top itself?
Are the pipe end fittings screwed into such a board or pad, or straight into the glued up top.

After looking again, I agree that this top thickness looks great, no need to make it thinker.

- jimintx

I have 3 – Cross Beams (2×4) that mount between the Iron Pipe Pad and the Table Top. The Beams are are mounted to the table top to support it.

To mount the Iron Pipe to the wood I use Floor Flanges
http://www.supplyhouse.com/Bluefin-BLFF075-3-4-Black-Floor-Flange

-- I enjoy getting "lost"... the only outcome is "finding" yourself.

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