|Project by copcarcollector||posted 01-24-2013 09:32 PM||1881 views||9 times favorited||9 comments|
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—