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07 October 2010

Plywood Table

These are some screen shots of something I've been working on recently. It's a design for a table that I plan on building soon. It'll be made of varying thicknesses (1/8"-1/2") of baltic birch plywood. The design is an expression of how the table deals with loads - it's also overbuilt to withstand young drunken men - but none the less the design incorporates very little extraneous material.

The table top will be all ply facing vertically. I plan to file and sand quite a bit to give it a less rigid look. Plus, forces don't like to go around sharp corners - it stresses them out (our structures teacher loves to drop that one).


Anonymous said...

I'm going to steal your idea and not answer your phone calls and e-mails for 42 days.

Logan said...

You can steal it all you'd like. You still have to get the material, print the drawings, somehow transfer the drawings to the ply (I recommend an acetone marker or laser cutter), divide all the pieces on the table saw, shape each piece with the bandsaw, glue together all the pieces, then file, sand with separate grits, and apply some sort of finish... I was thinking polyethylene - V.