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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 276 days ago

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

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Sergio

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#2 posted 276 days ago

That´s a very interesting design.

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Fridgecritter

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#3 posted 276 days ago

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 276 days ago

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 276 days ago

@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.

-- "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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#6 posted 276 days ago

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 276 days ago

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

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

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theoldfart

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#8 posted 276 days ago

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 275 days ago

Very interesting design, well done.

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majuvla

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#10 posted 274 days ago

Where is the beer?Unusuall but efficient design.

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Fridgecritter

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#11 posted 274 days ago

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

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#12 posted 273 days ago

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

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