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JohnnyMike

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326 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: angle iron coffee table

I am interested in building a coffee table with an angle iron frame and wood top. I was wondering if anyone here has built something like that before and if so you would have any tips, advice, pictures of your work, etc.?

Thanks for any help you can give.

-- John Michael George, www.ntm.org/john_george


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Randy_ATX

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#1 posted 326 days ago

I’ve had this same idea for a while but changed my mind to square tubing with some tabs welded to it for attaching the top. Be generous with the hole so the bolt or screw can move if the wood moves.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#2 posted 326 days ago

Do you happen to have any pictures of your table?

-- John Michael George, www.ntm.org/john_george

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Randy_ATX

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#3 posted 326 days ago

It’s still just an idea. ;-)

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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mbs

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#4 posted 326 days ago

My workbench is made with rectangular tubing. Pics are shown in my projects. I also made a desk that has square tubing for the file drawer sections and wood everywhere else but i don’t think I have any pics

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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JohnnyMike

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#5 posted 326 days ago

Did you just weld the tube (mic or stick) and then grind down the welds? How did you attach the table top? Thanks.

-- John Michael George, www.ntm.org/john_george

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mbs

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#6 posted 326 days ago

Used Mig and ground the welds. Welded a plate at the top of the tube and drilled holes to attach the top.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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Loco

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#7 posted 326 days ago

Not exactly living room quality, but the design works..

-- What day is it ? No matter. Ummmm What month is it ? No moron. I paid for a 2 x 6. That means Two inches by six inches. I want the rest of my wood.

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#8 posted 326 days ago

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/38979

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#9 posted 325 days ago

I have worked a lot with this integrated into wood pieces. About to execute one in the next week, if you want pics. Here are some tips I can think of: IMO I like the look of natural steel. Clean with Min spirits, coat with two coats of penetrol, finish with paste wax…. look great. +1 to the expansion comments. large holes for expansion.. I also use a urethane based adhesive (pl or flooring). It will hold, but maintain enough flex to allow expansion. Also, some woods will react with steel, cedar, trop hards like ipe etc. So finishing the steel prior to final assembly is often a good idea, unless you are looking for staining, or rusting… i say just design and take it on!!

-- Who is John Galt?

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#10 posted 324 days ago

Joe (and the rest of you guys) thanks for the help. I’d love some pictures of the process if you can swing it…especially of the frame joints before and after being welded. Thanks.

-- John Michael George, www.ntm.org/john_george

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