Origami coffee table is now in production and we are happy to share couple of images with you of the fabrication process. We always feel it’s important to give you a bit of “behind the scenes” insight. This particular coffee table is being locally made for a client near Mavis & Eglinton st. in Mississauga, Ontario.
1. Material choice
Based on the client’s requirement to keep the price as low as possible, we decided to choose more affordable material. Her preference was light wood material and after a couple of samples reviewed, she chose cherry wood with a clear lacquer finish.
2. The gluing process
Once the wood was planed down to a specific thickness and glued-up, it was ready for the table saw.
3. The cutting process
It is the specific angle cutting that gives the Origami coffee table its unique look. If you are an experienced woodworker, feel free to request for detailed shop drawings or Origami Kit that we have in a very near future plans.
Note: Origami plans are under new revision now to make them more suitable to community users. We are not ready to release them yet. We want to prevent the confusion that would result into fabrication errors. Originally we were not aware that detailed shop drawings were required in order to post on instructables.com. Origami requires some precise woodworking & very detailed information to successfully complete it.
4. The assembly
Assembly requires a professional touch and woodworking experience to make sure everything works just right. Slight inaccuracies may create many problems with the glass hardware and the table can also lose its beauty & intricate simplicity.
5. Jig drilling
Once the wood is cut and wood base is assembled, a drilling jig will help us to make an accurate hole for glass hardware. After that, everything is ready for the glass top that goes on top of it.