|Project by Konquest||posted 11-28-2011 05:58 AM||2471 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
Where to start? My wife wanted to have smaller tables in the living room and she has a pretty eccentric sense of style when it comes to furniture. So I decided to go “all in” and try out some new things, namely veneering and metal patinas. We found a similar “floating” table design online so I decided to upgrade it a little with beautiful pomelle Imbuya veneer from www.veneersupplies.com. The “boxes” are 1/2” MDF torsion boxes and after veneering them, I inlayed a solid wenge edging and chamfered all around with a block plane for durability. The wood components are finished with 6 coats of semigloss Arm-R-Seal and the copper is finished with satin spray lacquer. The levels of boxes are held together with 3/4” copper supply pipe that I chemically patinated with the “light green” liquid from www.sculptnouveau.com. There are four copper feet in between the boxes, seated into precisely drilled holes with 2-part epoxy. The response I got from this table from family and friends has prompted me to build another, this time with Avodire crotch veneer with Chakte Viga edging, and a red rust patina on the copper supports. Any questions, fire away!
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