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09-29-2014 01:52 PM

Just ran across this video via an article I was reading (not explicitly a woodworking article):

Interesting concept and design. Quite clever, but I worry about stability of a table with non-aproned legs that are simply screwed in. I’d like to see it in person and try it out. I think it would freak me out to sit on that seat. Props to the guy for trying it, though. Anyone know him?

Open challenge: Recreate his idea, but instead of versatility (2 chairs and a coffee table is one orientation according to the article), go for stability. Clearly, the briefcase should be carryable (size and weight within reason). Same as his idea, no tools required for assembly.

Let’s see what you can come up with!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#1 posted 09-29-2014 02:58 PM

I noticed he did not sit on or work on the table. Looks very flimsy.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 09-29-2014 03:45 PM

Not worth considering for all the obvious reasons.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#3 posted 09-29-2014 05:11 PM

Not worth considering for all the obvious reasons.

- Clint Searl

What he said.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#4 posted 09-29-2014 06:36 PM

Not that desperate for a desk/seat

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#5 posted 09-29-2014 07:17 PM

Many moons ago we use to make an inexpensive 3 legged table for a middle man that sold them to a very large chain by the hundreds of thousands. The legs were mounted to the top exactly that way except with a hanger bolt and metal bracket. If he plans on selling that to a mass merchandiser he had better get a very large liability insurance policy if he expects the end customer is going to sit on that stool(?). I don’t think that stool will last very long with people actually sitting on it. The main thing that I was thinking while watching the video was the time it was taking to assemble it since it was a temporary table to be used occasionally but most importantly on the number of lawsuits you were going to get into after marketing something like that. I mean after all, somebody can break their neck by falling off a stool backwards. You can also be sure that there are also people who will pull that table under a light bulb and climb up on the table to change a light bulb. For these sorts of people if the stool don’t get ‘em while they’re climbing up the table probably will which will result in even more law suits.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 09-29-2014 10:42 PM

Looks super sturdy!!! I’d park my truck on that table!

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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