|Project by dan mosheim||posted 11-14-2012 03:27 AM||4630 views||11 times favorited||21 comments|
well, they might kick me off for this one as, though it has beautiful curly claro wlanut rails, the base and blinds are all made of metal. this was a new concept for us and the interior designer we were working with had us thinking ‘outside the box’. she had ordered a steel and wood pool table from a company that actually went out of buisiness while she was waiting to take delivery. since we were working on a 12' claro walnut dining table for the same room, and she knew we made pool tables, (15 so far), she asked what we could come up with. we made some sketches, and then we made the little scale model you see in the second picture there. 1/8th” to the foot i believe it was. from that model, we created a cad drawing incorporating 4” and 3” square steel tuning with 1/4” angle iron ‘stretchers’, which my son sam fabricated in our metal shop. the steel was roughly polished and we added the bronzy ‘rainbow’ patina using a chemical we got from sur-fin chemical in los angeles. the table leaves thursday for chicago and will be set up there by a local pool table mechanic. there is also a wood and steel custom cue rack in the same palette that goes with it. more photos and process comments on our dorset custom furniture blog post. using the information in that post and an article from fine woodworking (linked in the blog post), and a bit of patience, you too can make your own pool table. this is the second one we’ve made this year, and there is another one in the works in the shop now. more on that one as we finish it up.