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Picture of Tension Table
this was a design that came to me and smacked me in the face so i ran with it and this is what i came up with...
 the table top is supported by a central pole.
the string evens out the load on the table top.
the higher the tension the more rigid the table...
provided the central pole can support the tension.

Step 1: Materials ( not shown)

i made the table before i thought about making an instructable to go with it.
plywood
2 inch wood screws
para cord (or  other strong string, or cable)
17x eye screws
1 inch pvc pipe
old satalite dish( if you dont have one of these just use some plywood)
small table top(also can be substituted with plywood)


TOOLS
drill
jig saw
circular saw
hole saw

 
nail face4 years ago
this is so cool! i loooooove the whole salvaged/macgyver look!
a918bmxr (author)  nail face4 years ago
thanks man...

next time i'll make it out of paperclips and rubberbands to make it a real Macgyver masterpiece
red-king5 years ago
 looks interesting. is it sturdy?
mycroftxxx5 years ago
 Very nice design!  Even rough-looking like it is, I see some real potential in the construction method.
a918bmxr (author)  mycroftxxx5 years ago
thanks man... that means a lot
berky935 years ago
This is a great idea, but it seems like it could be "prettied up" a bit. The idea of a table held up by tension isn't any more practical than a regular table, but its the artistic value that makes this project shine. But it looks kinda maguyver-esque. (although macguyver is awesome, he wouldn't make a good furniture designer)
a918bmxr (author)  berky935 years ago
this is more of a prototype design, and i threw it together too quickly...
i was kinda going for an alternative to the traditional "legged" table
thanks for commenting

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