Make a Human Table





Introduction: Make a Human Table

What is up everybody, In this instructables I am gonna make a portable wooden human table from leftover wood.

Note that this is just a fun project and is probably the most useless thing you can make :P

Step 1: 3d Modeling

Whenever I make something, It always starts in modeling software called solidworks.That is very useful especially if you don’t know how your end product is going to look like.

I copied the design from a gif I found on the internet because it looks really simple to make.

It is just a few planks screwed together and a big plywood board in the middle.

On the bottom of the board I am going to put a foam to protect your knees from hurting and that is pretty much it.

Step 2: Cutting Down the Planks

I have used an old wooden plank with just the right width I could make 2 sides with a single board.

The only thing was to cut it on length and later cut it in half.

With a planer I flatten both sides and after that I sand all surfaces to remove an old grainy pattern from planks.

After that I cut another 44cm plank on which we are gonna sit later on.

Again, few strokes with planer, a bit of sanding and we can already assemble it together.

Step 3: Join Them Together

I drilled 4 holes on each side to prevent screws from splitting the wood and before tighten them up make sure both planes are perfectly lined up.

After that, I drilled some holes for the top board and before screwing that on I coated it with light brown color.

Step 4: Painting and Testing

When the paint was dry I secure the board to the frame and it was finally ready to be tested.

On the bottom I placed a foam to protect your knees because after some time it can get very uncomfortable to sit steady and relaxed. And there we have it.

Yes I know hah that was probably the most useless project so far but hey, it looked cool and it is really funny to sit on and have some drink with a friend.

Thank you for reading this instructable, I hope you enjoyed or at least get inspired to make something in your shop.

You are welcome to check out my youtube channel as well

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    63 Discussions


    1 year ago

    This is a KISS (Keep it simple and smart or Keep it short and simple) model on all levels

    7 replies

    i thought KISS meant keep it stupid and simple

    its Knights in Satan's Sanctum if you've seen "Detroit rock city"

    uhh, i use it when i use a stupid deck and it works

    My translation sounds better , its a fantastic project

    Useless yet awesome!
    You should add a labyrinth ball game in the middle! :D


    1 year ago

    ????I love it I can see it as a great party trick trying to get your friends to use it but also mixing it up with different height people to see how they all coupe it would defiantly get everybody in to the party mood as they try it out and spend half the time giggling trying to both sit down at the same time

    2 replies

    ...and mixed with alcohol could provide quite a few laughs - and some injuries!

    true but myself and my friends actually all don't drink, ? Just something we all seamed to stop doing as we got older and wiser I think ???

    Thanks for the grins. Totally useless, yet people will insist on building it. Add wide circular "legs" the length of the thing (on the outside) and make a death trap see-saw! I think you ought to get people to comment to add insane additives, like a giant air bubble level on/in the table top so the people seated can work to keep it level. That combined with the see-saw thing would be even funnier. 3/4 length anti-tip leg pegs on the four corners would make it safer and easier to get into, but then you probably thought of that.

    Of course. Trying to balance at all is a risky proposition. Using people of different hreights or weights complicates the matter. also, both people have to sit or stand at the same time, and the table is going to fall over the moment they stand up, unless the stay bent and hold it. Argh! Death trap! ;-)

    I love it. Precisely because, yes, is quite stupid... I'll build one

    looks just like something we made in the Boy Scouts 60years ago

    Yea just make it a + shape for 3 people make it a triange shape or a circle in the midle and 3 or more "chairs" on the sides, but make sure you balance them out.