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Project by BigEd posted 02-12-2011 11:18 PM 2932 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table made for a friend whose daughter is a big fan of the Star Wars movies. She has a large, collectible model of the Millennium Falcon and will use this table to display it.

The sides are adjustable bookshelves and the center has a pull-out magazine rack.

Material is red oak stained Mahogany. Blue LED light strips (with a dimmer) are inset around the top to illuminate the model. The top is black glass tile with black RTV in the seams as I was afraid that grout would crack. The top simply lays on the base with some locating strips – the tile made the top very heavy, so I wanted it to be removable for transport.

-- BigEd, sawdust maker in Ohio





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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 02-12-2011 11:23 PM

Very cool. The blue lights add a sort of Star Wars touch.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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BigEd

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#2 posted 02-12-2011 11:27 PM

That’s what I thought too, like it just landed on the Death Star or something!

-- BigEd, sawdust maker in Ohio

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bigike

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#3 posted 02-12-2011 11:29 PM

wow I love this table it came out very nice, where did you get the lights for it?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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billculpepper

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#4 posted 02-12-2011 11:29 PM

Well have you done. The force is with you.

-- Bill Culpepper, Indiana

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BigEd

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#5 posted 02-12-2011 11:45 PM

The lights & associated stuff I got from superbrightleds.com. These are flexible side emitting strips.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?action=DispPage&Page2Disp=/light_bars-flexible.html

After searching for them, I found that there were a number of vendors out there that sell them. You can get them in red-green-blue combinations with controllers to make a number of different colors.

-- BigEd, sawdust maker in Ohio

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nebulous

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#6 posted 02-12-2011 11:57 PM

You can’t show a Millennium Falcon table without showing the Millennium Falcon it’s meant to display!

That said, the table looks good too, well thought out, and “not just another pretty base”.

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Matt Stauffer

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#7 posted 02-13-2011 01:12 AM

I remember when the Millenium Falcon wasn’t collectable. I think my friends’ falcon was attacked by some tie fighters using black cats and smoke grenades one fourth of July.

-- Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. ~ John 5:24

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steliart

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#8 posted 02-13-2011 02:13 AM

love the landing platform

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 02-14-2011 12:43 AM

Great job, love the slide out and the lights! Sure they loved it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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