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Topic: My New Table
Message: Posted by: Robin Z (Jul 27, 2008 08:50AM)
In the last few weeks I've been busy building myself a table. I wanted something, portable, sturdy, good-looking and still relatively inexpensive. After many trips to the Bauhaus (Swiss equivalent of a Home Depot) it's finally done. The tabletop is covered, the legs are cut and screwed together, the wood is stained and I've lost my only excuse to stay at home instead of going out and actually busking.

This table was my first attempt at carpentry, however I must say I'm actually incredibly happy with it. All of it was built by me, with the amazingly generous help of my father.

[img]http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/4157/table1001ni6.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/4308/table1002jl4.jpg[/img]

The table-top is 80cm by 40cm and the height of the table is about 93cm.

[img]http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/8454/table1004ru7.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/9084/table1006sx1.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: B Hackler (Jul 27, 2008 12:44PM)
Looks great.
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Jul 27, 2008 02:56PM)
Looks nice. Good luck.
Message: Posted by: T. Sebastian (Jul 27, 2008 03:45PM)
You did an excellent job.
It's very satisfying to build these types of things yourself.
And you're right, you have no excuse for staying home now.
Go get'em.
Message: Posted by: ttorres (Jul 29, 2008 03:11PM)
Robin,

It looks good. That is something to be proud of.

Break a leg,


Tony
Message: Posted by: Robert Kohler (Jul 29, 2008 07:37PM)
I would think you'd need stops around the edges because the table is rarely totally flat - especially outside - and any balls, wands, etc. can easily roll off. You can some hardwood picture frame, miter them, and tack it onto the sides for finished edges..........
Message: Posted by: Brian Proctor (Jul 29, 2008 10:27PM)
Your table looks pretty good man. I built mine as a 2'x2' top with an edge. I have not covered it yet. However I think I will pad it and cover it with pleather or something. What did you use to cover the top?
Message: Posted by: Levity (Jul 29, 2008 11:29PM)
Great table, Robin. Congrats!

G
Message: Posted by: Robin Z (Jul 30, 2008 04:30AM)
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On 2008-07-29 20:37, Robert Kohler wrote:
I would think you'd need stops around the edges because the table is rarely totally flat - especially outside - and any balls, wands, etc. can easily roll off. You can some hardwood picture frame, miter them, and tack it onto the sides for finished edges..........
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Good idea, I had actually planned to put up some edges, but never got around to doing it.

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On 2008-07-29 23:27, Brian Proctor wrote:
Your table looks pretty good man. I built mine as a 2'x2' top with an edge. I have not covered it yet. However I think I will pad it and cover it with pleather or something. What did you use to cover the top?
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I'm actually not sure, I went to a material store and just looked around until I found something. It looks and feels similar to velvet.

Thanks to everyone for the nice comments.