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As i am no pro, i use Google SketchUp for the design and planning of my new table aka "The Beast", so i get some pretty good plans and also 3D-models...
For the tabletop i used a 2m x 1.6m MDF-sheet. Tools: Saw, Sander, Pens, Tape, a Bowl, Drill
As usual i started by "drawing" the planned layout to the wood, now you can see where the bowl was for ;-)
First of all: Before making the inital cut, check the plans again! After that i made a slighty smaller "hole" then i needed, to ENTER the beast ;-) ...
The whole sanding took me longer then the sawing, but i think, that's normal ;-)
I decided to drill a big hole in one end for future cable-management.
After the beast was ready i took it over to my office to run a few tests. Also i'm waiting for the material for the legs (which i want to weld by my...
While running the "usability tests" i found out, that i needed more room for stuff, so i designed a shelving unit for the beast which doubles as room...
I choose a red paint, just because i liked it ;-)
I took some metal from the "junkyard" of the inhouse weldingshop and asked the welders (with a bribe aka 'box of beer') to weld them as i want it - lo...
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Posted:Feb 16, 2010
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