|Project by Elyasaf Shweka||posted 03-16-2017 06:53 PM||450 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
Walnut, Cherry, Maple.
1 meter diameter.
Metal legs, acid-etched glass shelf and triangle small glass top.
the shape was inspired from the penrose triangle expandable trivet:
I made the top myself in my shop, and finished with 3 coats of clear varnish, 30% gloss, in a professional workshop.
I ordered the legs from a blacksmith and the glass shelf from a glass factory.
I heard some woodworkers questioning will this shape last, since i didn’t leave room for the wood to expand. The truth is i didn’t take that in considerations. im only doing woodworking as a hobby for the last three or four years, at my spare time (mostly very late at night), and my knowlegde is from this site, youtube and learning from my own mistakes.
i guess that this time i would have to learn the hard way. Though i would be happy of some of you professionals can explain to me in details where exactly the fault is so i know what to be aware of next time. I do think i should mention though that the top was laying around my shop for more than a year, and I still don’t see any noticeable cracks or a change. i was debating on how to make the legs from wood, till i decided to go for metal.
As always, your comments are very welcome.
Triangle table on my internet site, with more photos: http://www.elyasafshweka.com/portfolio/triangle-table/
-- Only by the 4th time I realized how it was suppose to be done in the first place.