3D-printable Coffee Table (coaster)

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Introduction: 3D-printable Coffee Table (coaster)

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This miniature model of a coffee table is made to be used in dollhouses or as a unique coffee cup coaster for your desktop.

The tabletop, frame and legs are designed to be 3D-printed and assembled with glue-less snap-fit joints.

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Step 1: Download the 3D-files and 3D-print Them

  1. Download the STL files in this step.
  2. You can use the complete flattened 3D-print plate, the individual parts or the fully assembled table

Step 2: Insert the Legs in the Table Top

  1. Make sure the holes of the table top are clean from any loose plastic.
  2. If necessary use a file or sand paper to chamfer the upper end of each table leg
  3. Insert the four legs until they reach the bottom of the hole

Step 3: Attach the Frame

  1. Turn the frame so that its largest flat surface points to the bottom of the tabletop
  2. Slide it over the legs
  3. Continue to slide it until it touches the tabletop
  4. Press firmly!

Step 4: Use Your Coffee Table!

You can use the coffee table as follows:

  1. Furnish a dollhouse and make a child (or adult) happy! :)
  2. Use it as a coaster to avoid coffee stains on your desk.

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    10 Discussions

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    mrsmerwin
    mrsmerwin

    3 years ago

    I like that it assembles. When you are not enjoying a cup, you have a toy to play with. Can be a useful distraction at work.

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    stubbsonic
    stubbsonic

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Good point. (If I understand your clever little ascii vignette.) A more weighty material, and/or skid-proof things on the bottoms of the legs would help. Perhaps just making it much wider, but then it stops "reading" as a coffee table.

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    Bongmaster
    Bongmaster

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    or make the legs foldable and u got a pocket table u can flip wen someone makes u mad :)

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    All that i do

    Superb CreativeTools !! But why print parts and assemble ? Can't it be printed as a single piece ?

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    CreativeTools
    CreativeTools

    Reply 5 years ago

    Thanks :-) Glad you liked the model of the coffee table.

    We made two versions - one as several separate parts and one complete and fully assembled.

    Dividing a model for 3D-print kan make it easier to avoid complex print procedures which may require unwanted support material structures.

    It also makes it easy to create models with several different colours and complex functions or moving parts.

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    Hassanul_
    Hassanul_

    Reply 5 years ago

    Maybe because he wanted different colours for each part of the table?

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    seamster
    seamster

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Very clever and cute. Got a good snorting chuckle out of me!

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    CreativeTools
    CreativeTools

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    We are glad you liked it! We have already several 3D-printed in our office. No more coffee stains ;)