|Project by Harold||posted 12-01-2007 06:47 PM||3345 views||17 times favorited||27 comments|
This is a small table design I have been working on for the last couple years. I really like the floating top theme and I wanted to try and take it alittle further. The two lower legs as well as the upright leg are laminated with fiberglass tape at the joints which helps to make the legs incredible rigid while still using very little wood. It does however result in a somewhat larger appearing glue joint. I finish the wood with 2 very thin coats of West System epoxy and then 6 coats of spar varnish to protect it from the weather even more. The copper rods that can be seen are actually electrical ground rods, wich fit perfectly inside a short sleeve salvaged from 1/2” copper water line, which fits snugly inside a 5/8” hole. The goal in the design direction is to try and cut down on the amount of wood I use for a given piece. I truly belive the materials available today can allow us that freedom, whether it be fiberglass in the laminations, or carbon fiber and kevlar.
I doweled a piece of short allthread into the stone accent in the last pic to better tie the piece into the rock that we live on, which really helped to finish the table.
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