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Project by Fridgecritter posted 07-15-2013 09:28 PM 1005 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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These tables were fun to make. I was commissioned to make these for a friend who wanted to use them in his man cave. He wanted them “tall enough to sit a beer on without leaning over”. They are made from pine stock from the lumber store, and I finished them in Espresso stain.

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Surfside

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#1 posted 07-15-2013 09:37 PM

Great structure! That is truly unique and striking! Just wow!

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Sergio

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#2 posted 07-15-2013 09:40 PM

That´s a very interesting design.

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Fridgecritter

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#3 posted 07-15-2013 09:47 PM

I can’t take credit for the design. I found these online, but they were only 20 inches tall, and the pentagon in the middle was not filled in. It seemed like a waste to me to have all of that surface area not filled in for a tasty beverage to be sat on.

Thanks.

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theoldfart

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#4 posted 07-15-2013 10:46 PM

Fridge, squinting at the pic with old eyes! Half laps on the joinery?

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Fridgecritter

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#5 posted 07-15-2013 10:53 PM

@theoldfart, you will have to excuse my ignorance, but I’m not familiar with the term half-laps as it pertains to joinery. I will tell you, this is done completely with glue and tiny brad nails. No biscuits, but there are some braces underneath the tabletop. I did the top and bottom separate and after drying I put the legs on.

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Fridgecritter

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#6 posted 07-15-2013 10:55 PM

Just looked it up (Google is amazing) and no… no half laps on the joinery. Two layers for the table top allowed me to join these together. The top is all separate pieces.

-- "Anyone can post a quote on the internet and attribute the quote to a famous person." -Abraham Lincoln

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Fridgecritter

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#7 posted 07-15-2013 10:57 PM

The angles would have been a pain in the butt (but a fun challenge) with half laps on the joinery.

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theoldfart

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#8 posted 07-15-2013 11:01 PM

Great looking tables, wouldn’t be surprised if others ask for the same. Nice job.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#9 posted 07-16-2013 09:46 AM

Very interesting design, well done.

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

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#10 posted 07-17-2013 06:46 PM

Where is the beer?Unusuall but efficient design.

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Fridgecritter

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#11 posted 07-17-2013 06:47 PM

LOL I imagine the beer is at his house! Hopefully he isn’t sitting cheap watered down brands on them :)

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 07-18-2013 04:55 PM

Cool and unique bar tables! Interesting design and beautiful stain. Fitting in a man cave. Well done!

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