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02-08-2012 06:53 PM

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I am making a dining table for my A2 DT project which has storage in the inside and also the top part of the table can be extended to place a component inside.

I’ve already made my final design on CAD but i really need some help with the materials. i was thinking MDF but it’s not waterproof but i could use veneer on it. I was considering Pine as well.

Here are some images below of what it looks like

The dining table is made for a restaurant (Client)

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#1 posted 02-08-2012 07:03 PM

Two people doing exactly the same project?
“Ah strange fish!”

I don’t know how it works in the US, but aren’t you supposed to do the thing yourself?
I’d understand if you wanted help with some specific detail, but ”What wood should I use – I’ve thought of Pine”!

“Waterproof wood” :-)

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#2 posted 02-09-2012 02:53 PM

Hmm… I thought Beech would be the best idea because it looks good and works well but i’m not sure. I’m from the UK

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#3 posted 02-09-2012 09:40 PM

what do you mean by waterproof?

are you trying to get the storage space to be waterproof? to do that you would need to have some sort of rubber seal to keep water from getting in.

Most woods can handle the occational wet glass, it is the finish that you have to worry about.

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#4 posted 02-14-2012 02:10 AM

When i mean waterproof it’s the exterior part. When water is spilled on the table it doesn’t get damaged

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#5 posted 02-14-2012 02:34 AM

Doesn’t hatter what you use… as long as if you seal it properly before using…

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