Dieselpunk Full Metal Coffee Table




About: I´m an Professional Coach- and Boatbuilder, i work most of the time on restoring Classic cars and boats. I´m also a kind of metal artist or metaldesigner, mostly lamps and funiture and also robots. and do al...


this is an indistructable coffeetable i´ve made.

It´s not really step by step but with the pictures it´s comprehensable i think.


you will need some leftover meters of 90° anglesteel and some tubes.
an metallplate.
for the stands i´ve used some old brakediscs.
four screws for fixing the the disc at thr table.


Metallsaw, the best is an bandsaw ithink, you can cut an exact angle and measures without any reworking.
an electric cutgrinder
an rasp
and an MIG/MAG Welding machine


At first i thought about the size of the table and specified the dimensions.
the i cut the metalplate to exact 90° angles, thats important otherwise it will not fit in the frame!
the i cut the four pieces for of angle steel for the frame, 2x longside of the plate+45°, 2x short side of the frame +45°
weld the frameparts togheter, fix it googd on an stable ground and take care theres no delay from welding, it need to be exact.
grind down the weldings to a smooth surface.

cutting the tubes for the brakedisc holders in the lenght you need and drill the holes for the screws.
cut the legs for the table and the framesupporting strut.

weld the brakedischolder to the tablelegs and this to the struts, be very careful to do it in exact 90° otherwise the table could maybe wiggle and wobble a bit.

screw the discs to the holders.
put the frame with it´s uppersinde to the floor.

noe weld the legs withn the supporter strut side to the underside of the frame again you need to be very careful about the angles and measures.

put the hole thing on it´s legs, it now should look like an table.
now put the plate to the frame, if you´ve worked good it should fit exact to the frame lying on the supporter struts.

if it fits, do some weldingspots in the corners of the underside to fix the plate
if it doesn´t fit you need to grind down till it fits.

hope you like

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    6 years ago on Introduction

    Love it! and I love your couch, and your crankshaft/camshaft lamp! Did you build your couch? Pay no attention to the comments below from the overly concerned safety police. Baby pillows are known to cause suffocation in babe cribs, and they don't weight much, but pose a huge safety concern. As an artist, I appreciate the industrial concept!

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction


    thank your for your kind words, i´m happy you like my projects.
    of cause i´ve build the couch and some other industrial style stuff, just check my
    other instructables.



    6 years ago on Introduction

    there is so many builds on here i like but don't have a single tool to make any of them.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Don´t worry, that Table stands solid.
    mayby i do an pic with some ballast on one side so you can see.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    i agree -- this table is not safe -- if i came to visit and placed my backpack off center i would not trust it to remain standing. Because of its weight it would be particularly painful as it slid down the shins of someone sitting beside it.

    Please consider reversing the supports (the picture in front of the toolbox would be a better design even though it is upside down according to your build) forget the disc brakes unless you put one at each corner.


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I wouldn't have it if I had kids or animals running about. But, the top is mostly empty and the Disk brakes look rather heavy and solid, so the Center of Gravity is still rather low.


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Maybe TODAY you have not children nor animals. But children are unpredictable, and you could get a visit, having them, any day.

    I have many brake disks in my workshop. They are heavy, yes, but nor enough to make stable a table like this.