|Project by Viktor||posted 10-15-2011 12:46 PM||5561 views||20 times favorited||14 comments|
In this project I tried combination of wood and metal. Aluminum framing allows for more slender and light appearance. Shelves and table are solid maple finished with clear water based polyurethane. I wanted something durable for the table with minimum effect on natural wood color. Mitered corners of the shelves reinforced with hidden splines. Shelves attached to T-slots of the frame and hence adjustable. Overall dimensions of the shelving unit are 150×180x35 cm. The table (125×70 cm) is symmetrical (the apron underneath) and could be fitted with another leg and converted to a stand-alone type.
The entire weight rests on the floor (not hangs on the wall). The floor is carpeted, which compresses depending on weight. Horizontal aluminum beams are bolted to the wall board through elongated slots, hence there is some room for vertical movement. The bolt can be undone through a small excess hole (barely visible) on the front near the elbow and the whole thing could be taken down without removing the wall board.
Aluminum extrusions (40×40mm) and some hardware are from 80/20 Inc. (www.8020.net), which I got through Ebay. There are several manufacturers of similar products (Bosch, MiniTech, MK technology, etc.), but this one was the heaviest in this size (2.4 kg/m) and in my opinion most esthetically appealing for furniture application. In the retrospect lighter profiles of similar dimensions would also work fine.
Thank you for looking.