|Project by Don||posted 01-30-2014 03:51 AM||777 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Sometimes a simple design is the best approach.
I started with an old glass-top coffee table made of wicker. The wicker had deteriorated over the years, but we liked the idea of a coffee table with a glass top. (It’s relatively easy to clean up spills and you don’t need to worry about coffee stains as you would with a wood top.)
So my wife suggested I make a wood frame to hold the top and maintain the dimensions of the original coffee table; 550mm square by 360mm high. I added a lower shelf for design stability and to provide storage for magazines.
We liked the result, so decided to replace the two side tables which were part of the original wicker set. The side tables are 425mm wide x 575mm deep x 430 high. I used DOWELMAX for the joinery.
The top rails are mounted the thickness of the toughened glass below the top of the legs and the legs are rebated to hold the glass top. The wood is kiln dried Vic Ash painted a very dark blue to compliment the dark blue leather furniture against which they sit.
-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/