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  • Neo2119's entry Industrial Design Table is a winner in the Metal Contest 2016 contest 2 months ago
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  • Neo2119 commented on Neo2119's instructable Industrial Design Table3 months ago
    Industrial Design Table

    Thanks for the suggestion I had never even considered the laminated beams, that would make a really cool looking table top!

    I have had it finished for a couple weeks now and I absolutely love it. It is a great height to use standing or sitting and it would only get better the taller you were.

    Yeah, this would be ideal to add to it for a game or workshop table where you wouldn't have to worry about the surface!

    Okay I actually put a lot of thought into avoiding all the work of glue up and stuff myself so I have two suggestions for you.1. Get a pocket screw jig and it will let you use screws to attach the pieces side by side. I would use some clamps to try to pull them all as straight as possible especially if you are doing a 10 foot desk and I would use a lot of them. You can use glue with this method if you want to or not. This would work best with a full heavy frame as described in my instructable. If you are going to build black iron pipe legs for it I would go a different route.2. Build the whole top on top of a thick flat piece of plywood. This would let you but cheaper 8 foot 2x4's instead of 10 foot pieces and you could cut them to avoid the worst warping. I would lay them on the ground...see more »Okay I actually put a lot of thought into avoiding all the work of glue up and stuff myself so I have two suggestions for you.1. Get a pocket screw jig and it will let you use screws to attach the pieces side by side. I would use some clamps to try to pull them all as straight as possible especially if you are doing a 10 foot desk and I would use a lot of them. You can use glue with this method if you want to or not. This would work best with a full heavy frame as described in my instructable. If you are going to build black iron pipe legs for it I would go a different route.2. Build the whole top on top of a thick flat piece of plywood. This would let you but cheaper 8 foot 2x4's instead of 10 foot pieces and you could cut them to avoid the worst warping. I would lay them on the ground and arrange them in whatever pleasing pattern you like with the good side down. Then lay the plywood on top of it and screw into it. If you are following my leg design you could fit the plywood to fit into the center whole of the frame and it would never be seen or you could run it all the way to the edge for more strength and then use trim to hide it. This is a much better approach to add stability if you want to make pipe legs for it.One last bit of advice the bevels on 2x4's are pretty decent meaning you will have to sand a lot. One instructable worth looking at is the Glow table http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-table/ This guy filled wholes in his table with Resin you could do the same with all your joints to make the table flat and give it a really cool look. You could use his same technique with just a clear resin as well if you wanted.Hopefully all of this helps. I would love to hear if you end up building it and how it turns out.

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  • Neo2119 commented on Neo2119's instructable Industrial Design Table3 months ago
    Industrial Design Table

    Yeah I already hate moving enough so it is a requirement for me that anything I build be able to be broken down and transported in a relatively small space. In hindsight I wish I had some pictures of it in pieces or the back of the truck but it was hot when we were moving it and I just wanted to get it inside and assembled.

    Thank you so much! I am really proud of the way it turned out. I have had other projects that I considered making an instructable about but I just loved the way this turned out and had to share it.

    I prefer the raw steel look. Although to be honest if you were to paint or powder coat it, it would give it a more professional "purchased in a store look." For me I had easy access to a large sandblaster and spray system and I chose to leave the bare steel. One thing that will be a big deciding factor for you I would imagine is do you like the way the welds look when you are done with the heat marks radiating out from them.

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