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Project by Chris Davis posted 11-14-2011 01:40 PM 2850 views 12 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a custom table that was built carried a trapezoid theme in a few different places. The 4” thick top, built in a torsion box style, has sloped sides. The base slopes out about 5” on both sides. I also made the stools with about a 4” change in the width.

The customer sent me a picture of something similar to what they wanted with with new dimensions. I made the changes and drew it up in SketchUp so I and the customer could get a feel for proportions. The only thing that I changed after the drawing was the thickness of the stools. That 1 1/2”, while sturdy enough, looked a little too thin.

I sent it out unfinished. It will get a very cool designer finish. A told the customer to send a picture when it is finished. I’ll share it as an update here when I receive it.

Building Pictures:
Building the stools
the top before the 8/4 trim
Attaching the top

SketchUp Drawings
Sketchup with sizes
Close up of the tops

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:
Click Here to watch a live view of the shop

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm





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digimikek

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#1 posted 11-14-2011 02:37 PM

well done!

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wrench

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#2 posted 11-14-2011 02:45 PM

Very interesting project! Looks great!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#3 posted 11-14-2011 02:47 PM

Very cool,Chris!!!!!!!!.........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 11-14-2011 03:39 PM

Pretty awesome!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#5 posted 11-14-2011 03:57 PM

Very interesting. Thanks for posting.

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#6 posted 11-14-2011 05:13 PM

What a cool project! I like the lines and how thick it looks. Great pics and plans thx for sharing!

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

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#7 posted 11-14-2011 05:38 PM

Nice job Chris.

Lee

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#8 posted 11-14-2011 05:45 PM

Excellent! Thanks for the spec drawings. That gives me some ideas for my livingroom.

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#9 posted 11-14-2011 09:44 PM

Very nicely done… bravo

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Chris Davis

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#10 posted 11-15-2011 01:28 PM

Thanks for the great comments.

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campy

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#11 posted 11-16-2011 04:31 PM

Very well done!

Your design really works well artistically.

I think that your use of sketchup is very strategic.

That gives the folks at lumerjocks the ability to freely share plans.

Is it possible to post the sketchup file to this post?
Maybe just post a link to the file for download where the file resides on your website.

I would like to start using it for future lumberjock posts.

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Chris Davis

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#12 posted 11-16-2011 04:40 PM

That is a great idea. I may see how Google Doc will work in sharing.

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm

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Chris Davis

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#13 posted 11-16-2011 04:43 PM

Someone try this link to google documents and see if they can share the sketchup file:
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B_i2sEt73gv3ZTEzOTdmZTQtMmYyNC00MGVmLTllMmEtNGIzOTRhZWQ3N2Fk

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm

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PoorCollegeStudent

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#14 posted 11-16-2011 11:34 PM

Really cool design. Well executed.

-- -- a bad day woodworking is better than a good day at work --

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#15 posted 11-17-2011 05:09 AM

very cool- thanks for sharing.

-- tom fidgen, www.theUnpluggedWoodshop.com

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