Banquette table

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Project by sugarpine posted 04-18-2013 07:04 PM 1160 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my latest project. An odd shaped banquette table custom shaped to fit into a fixed space with bench seating on two sides. The customer provided the pattern for the shape of the top and a salvaged pedestal base. After the top was completed the challenge was to figure out how to position the table top on the pedestal so it was balanced in both directions. A friend suggested balancing the top on a fulcrum temporarily attached to the pedestal. The top was set onthe fulcrum attached to the pedestal and the location position marked for both the length and width. You’ll notice in the photo that the base is slightly offset. I was concerned that the pedestal base wouldn’t support the table top due to it’s length but it worked out well after the balance points were determined. The table will be painted which allowed me to construct the top out of poplar.

-- sugarpine

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#1 posted 04-18-2013 07:25 PM

I know popular is not considered real hard wood but it sure is nice to work with, and if it is going to be painted why not?
I am sure it will work out real nice. Looks good.

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#2 posted 04-18-2013 09:48 PM

I will be doing something similar for a window seat project in the near future… Great job.

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#3 posted 04-19-2013 02:59 PM

Nice job, Looks great and should serve you well.

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

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#4 posted 04-22-2013 01:31 PM

Great save on the base and looks really well fitted to the top. You’ve made a good looking and sturdy table.


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