|Project by steliart||posted 04-14-2017 11:09 AM||711 views||5 times favorited||29 comments|
Coffee to Dining Table
Build this for my apartment as a solution for a small space. The idea is from a video I’ve seen and I changed it so it will fit to my needs.
So the coffee table it transforms into a dining table for 4-6 persons.
The top is 3cm (1¼) thick in two layers, ¾ Baltic Birch plywood on the bottom and I found some long flooring pieces together with some Ipe and Sweetish Pine for the top which I plane to thickness and glued.
Ipe hardwood stripes where used for edge banding.
Yes it’s a bit heavy, I should have used ½ inch plywood, but that I had in stock. If I was to build it again I think I would do the top ¾ thickness. But still one person can easily unfold it.
The Legs and stretchers are also made of 2.5cm (1”) thick Ipe hardwood.
The top was first finish with boiled linseed oil to rise the grain and bring out the colors, let to dry for 10 days and then two coats of polyurethane 50% cut over it as I didn’t want to give it that plastic look, just enough for some protection. The underside plywood was covered with a stein varnish to the color I choose and the legs only boiled linseed oil.
Coffee table dimensions: 74X85X38cm – 29X33½X15 inches
Dining table dimension: 74X150X73cm – 29X59X28¾ inches
-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions