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Project by copcarcollector posted 01-24-2013 09:32 PM 1384 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here is the first project to actually leave my new woodshop! Its a dice table, hmm there is only one, is is a die table..?!

Anyhow, I saw this in a catalog (see picture, more important, see their price!) I thought it was kind of cool and unique so I decided I could make my own. My table is 2 feet each side and made from 3/4 inch MDF, its what I had leftover from a workshop countertop. Boy is the finished project heavy! The next one will be a lighter wood. I laid out the dot pattern and cut the holes with a 6 inch hole saw that we originally used to add can lights to my kitchen ceiling. The box is assembled with Kreg pocket screws. The bottom piece was cut, no very well! for access to the inside. Not shown in the pictures, there are 4 small MDF cleats on the bottom to lift the box off the ground about 3/4 inch, and allow the lamp cord from inside a path to the wall plug.

I glued those plastic panels you use on fluroescent lights inside, and added a blue fluroescent light. Its kind of cool looking in the dark!

I originally painted it the blue on the wall behind you can see in one picture, but then changed to the tan shown as I thought the tan and blue light combo would look better. The paint is Behr interior, stuff I had left from recent household painting projects.

Once I rearrange my family room this will be an end table next to my couch.

Yeah not the most complex project, but it was fun and I got a chance to use some of my new tools. THANKS for looking—





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Tokolosi

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#1 posted 01-24-2013 09:44 PM

That is very cool. Playfull! Also think the tan makes a better color than the blue. Gives great contrast.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#2 posted 01-24-2013 11:10 PM

Wow that’s one neat Idea ,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 01-24-2013 11:41 PM

That would be a great addition to our “family room”!

Great project, congratulations!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 01-25-2013 05:07 AM

What a nice looking end table…and useful as a light as well.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#5 posted 01-25-2013 12:39 PM

Neat idea, nice job

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 01-25-2013 04:52 PM

This turned out really cool! I like the addition of the light.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#7 posted 01-25-2013 04:55 PM

Very cool and fun end table, great idea on the plastic panels and light. Keep it up!

—www.sawblade.com

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 01-25-2013 05:36 PM

That is very unusual and you did a nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 01-25-2013 06:19 PM

Great work. I like how they call it “engineered wood” in the ad.

-- Russ

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