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  1. #1
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    Dinning Room Table

    The .Wife wanted a new dinning room table. She like's modern design, I like making stuff. Also the dinning space is a little odd shaped so to get a perfect fit I had to make it. Very simple in regards to the pro's on this forum, but it turned out real nice for us.

    -48"x84" table, 29" high before adding the top.
    -2.5" square tube, 1/8" if I recall.
    -'double mitred' the joints to hide the seam and ease grinding
    -powder coated with a mild wrinkle finish
    -Silestone top
    -I had to add a couple extra cross braces due to top vendor's concern of long term sagging. Originally I expected to use the 20mm thick version but .wife wanted the thinner top and so had to add the extra beams. bolted in place since I didn't want to burn the existing powder coating.
    -still need chairs.... I don't think i'm going to make those.

    just about to start
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    double miter
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    Table on a table.
    used 2x2 length wise down the fixture table as a base to lay new table on top of. welding table was too small as is.
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    Fireball Tool's Squares
    tacked the new table components to the 2x2 temporary square tubes.
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    leg bottoms. threaded in case i want to add feet (i used felt instead)
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    more below
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    Re: Dinning Room Table

    inside corner
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    outside corner
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    finished corner
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    powder coated corner
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    Re: Dinning Room Table

    Frame w/ added cross braces
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    silestone corner
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    Re: Dinning Room Table

    Well done sir.
    Eventual master of the obvious, practitioner of "stream of consciousness fabrication". P.S. I edit almost every post because because I'm posting from my phone and my fingers sometimes move faster than my brain.

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    Re: Dinning Room Table

    That's really nice man. I'm an old school wood guy but If I were hired to build one...well.......I'd steal your design !

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  6. #6
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    Re: Dinning Room Table

    Very cool. Those welds blended away nicely.

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    Re: Dinning Room Table

    I’d love to have me some of those fireball tools squares. Table looks great.
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    Re: Dinning Room Table

    Howdy neighbor!

    Very nice work! I especially like the way you coped the corners.

    I spent a lot of my childhood in the Driftwood area. The reunion at Camp Ben McCulloch, Onion Creek, The Driftwood Community center, Blue Hole at
    Wimberley.
    Back then the Driftwood store was still open. It was an old time country store. The post office was in one corner, it had 12 mail boxes if I remember correctly.
    I really miss those times!

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    Re: Dinning Room Table

    Nice job. Go ahead and make the chairs! But I get it, six chairs probably take 2-4 times the time it took to build the table depending on the design/materials.
    Ernie F.

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    Re: Dinning Room Table

    NO CHAIRS. Benches.Same style, thicker top/seat and get after it with a 7" sander/grinder and contour a bit like a tractor seat but much less confining/exaggerated......know what I mean ? Poor example but the contour they used is aszcomfort.
    I wouldn't put a back on them. It'll take away from the table
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    Re: Dinning Room Table

    nice work.

    Q: I've seen that method of cutting/coping a frame before but I don't quite get it here. If you are going to grind all the welds back flush, why go to the extra effort to make those cuts, which are clearly much more difficult to set up for than just square cuts? Especially when they won't even be seen after flush grinding.
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    Re: Dinning Room Table

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzoo
    NO CHAIRS. Benches.
    heh, I showed my wife your idea and she likes the benches... we'll see.


    Quote Originally Posted by davec
    Q: I've seen that method of cutting/coping a frame before but I don't quite get it here. If you are going to grind all the welds back flush, why go to the extra effort to make those cuts, which are clearly much more difficult to set up for than just square cuts? Especially when they won't even be seen after flush grinding.
    Because the square tubing has rounded edges. with all straight cuts it would have been a mess to fill and smooth. I could do the top tubes with just 45deg corners and straight cut the legs.But there would still be a lot to fill to then be able to grind the welds down flat. I wanted the seamless transition. I did a test piece with the simpler cuts and the end result would not have been ear as nice. The radius of the corners would require too much fill at the various sections of the joint.

    Although the joints were a little harder to cut, all I had to do was bevel the edges and fill just enough for a nice bead. Since it isn't structural, I didn't have to worry about perfect penetration etc but paid more attention to bead profile with expectation of minimal grinding and finishing.

    It wasn't too bad to set up either, having access to this inside part of the joint made heavy tacks easy and there was fairly minimal distortion to pull the top out of square.
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    Re: Dinning Room Table

    Keep it up you will get the hang of it!!!

    Just kidding very nice work. Nice looking table. Do you like your firerball squares?

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