Furniture Thread: Post Yours and answer questions
A Pair of Deacons Benches in Yellow Cedar
Another view further along. The 16 panels are glued and cut but need a routered profile
A steel coffee table I'm in the process of making.
When it's done it will be powder coated black, have chrome feet and a 10mm thick glass surface.
just a second, I have stuff piled in front of it
About 17 inches wide, 44 inches long and stands on black iron pipe screwed into pipe flanges
How much trouble did you have working the purpleheart? I wanted to use some to make a box for my niece, but she chose teak instead (it's not a large box, so it didn't completely fuck my wallet). And as we all know, teak is a pain in the ass. I'm just wondering how purpleheart compares.
BTW, that looks amazing.
Its pretty hard and a bit brittle at times. I got some chipping from the router profile used on the edge of the board. I went in smaller amounts and it worked better but not perfect. Had to sand it a bit to get it smooth between coats also.
Due to the width, I had to take it to a shop with a big planer to flatten both pieces.
Glass is very heavy.
A few years back, a drafting firm split up and theyt were getting rid of a glass desk which my wifes friend wanted.
He also had some other odd peices and had TWO old sheets of Corning Pyrex, 4ft by 8ft sheets 2" thick
I want to use one for a table but at over 700 lbs not workable
When I finally get around to making a decent worktable, I'm going to build a router jig that'll allow me to plane larger pieces of wood. Ron Swanson had one on a YT video and I about shat because it was so simple and so reasonable.
Just FYI in case you ever want to avoid bringing in large planks to some outside shop. Might save you some money in the future, depending on how much woodworking you like to do.
Damn. That must of been an impressive piece of glass.
Luckily my tables only 3ft x 2ft with glass less than 1/2 inch.
I was planning on making a large desk in the same style, but now I may reconsider.
This glass was used for industrial purposes.
Like inspection ports inside chemical reactors.
I bought it, wanting to make telescope mirrors out of it for a business at some point, but I various people know I own these and want them for their fucking lofts in Vancouver
table top (oak) I've resawn to a small coffee table (400x400mm)
Finished w/ wife's decorations. Thoughts, comments, suggestions? This was my first project.