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#1 posted 01-18-2010 09:29 PM
For some reason I can’t quite explain, I’m really “drawn” to your design ;)
Sprinkle some doubloons in piles in the corner! Is the interior easily accessed? I’ve found that glass top coffee tables need to be cleaned often. What about adding additional dowels of possibly smaller diameter to make a more decorative look? Right now they remind me a bit of screw holes. What about a slight chamfer to the corners to ease the edge? That might allow you to hide the intersection of the panels. What about another set of dowels on the other face, possibly offset?
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#2 posted 01-19-2010 12:15 AM
This is why I joined this site! I love your ideas. I’ve noticed the table had a few problems aesthetically and I think the dowel additions and size variations is just what it needs. I do plan on smoothing out the corners for the safety of my leg when I walk by it as well. Definitely keeping the pirate treasure theme going. I’m thinking of adding belt straps to the sides to give a treasure chest look. And the glass will be easily accessible for sure with the help of a flat head screw driver to lift it out. I’ll update the sketch up design and repost in the new future.
#3 posted 01-19-2010 04:45 AM
Cool! The addition of leather or possibly some steamer trunk hardware blew my mind. Be careful not to put a percussion chip in the glass with the screwdriver idea. BTW, how are you going to etch the metal?
#4 posted 01-19-2010 06:25 PM
I haven’t gotten a definite plan yet for the metal works but I figured I can vintage some thin sheet metal with rust colored paints and a rubber mallet and maybe use an old flat head screw driver and a hammer to cut out the shapes.
#5 posted 01-19-2010 07:17 PM
I would look more at using acid to antique metal. I’ve used muriatic acid (diluted hydrochloric acid) from a big box store on corrugated roofing to make antique metal sculptures.
#6 posted 01-19-2010 07:32 PM
genius. I’ll take note of that. I didn’t want it to look painted so that’s exactly what I’m looking for. Thanks
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#7 posted 01-20-2010 06:05 AM
This is pretty cool concept, sorta like a big shadow box . I like the metal dowels in the sides, and the sheet metal under the glass. The skull and cross bones i believe are to much visually, because it would really take away from your other details. With the ebonnized wood, I think it already projects that dark feel. maybe you could play with different metal patinas to get a wild natural rusty look. you could even apply patina with a spray bottle over stencils if you still want the skulls, they would just look like part of the rust formations. if all the sides under the glass were covered with the metal, it would make a more strong interior. one last idea…. sand blasting the rim of the glass were it meets the black wood, think it would make a smoother transition..
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#8 posted 01-20-2010 06:15 PM
Love the input and thanks! I haven’t gotten exactly whats going in the table down yet since its just a Sketchup design but I’m definitely going to look into the patina idea. Sounds like a cool idea for leaving designs without having an extra hunk of metal in there. I might just use that to design a treasure map or something to go with the new treasure trunk idea I talked about with captain sully. Thanks marco!
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#9 posted 01-21-2010 05:11 AM
Love the table deisgn! I totally dig the skull! I like the dark tones and you might think about adding some purpleheart inplace of the dowels or mabey a purple heart inlay of some kind of geometic design with some subtle burning on the edges for a 3D look. Just thinking outloud…
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