tables

There are several Instructables I'd like to do but they involve tables, as in spreadsheets, not where the Thanksgiving turkey is the main course. What markup format do I use? I've tried the one used at the Wikipedia but it does not work.

Posted by watermelon 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Table saw? Answered

I am going to buy a table saw soon and I was just wondering what I should buy that is under $600 that can be used in a small space or moved outside?

Asked by MatthewGal 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Building A Table

So I want to build me a table for my patio. I found one that I really like, but I have some questions about it. The table is in the pictures below. Its legs are made of hard-fired terra-cotta, its a chimney flue. I was wondering if the table top would be sturdy enough on it. Like if someone was leaning on one end of it would thje other end raise up. Does any one have any suggestion for a nice table similar to this one, or something else I could use for the legs?

Posted by 13mx 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Modding table?

I want to make a work table not for stuff like carpentry and hammering I need a table for modding nerf guns or making small things like my instructable (link at bottom) This table needs to some way to organizing tools and about 30 or so small materials If anyone knows if there's a good guide to making one or has any tips please reply Link to my guide https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-bolt-action-BB-launcher-out-of-a-m/

Posted by ishmal1103 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


XY Table

Hi, I am trying to make an XY table using SCC-32 controller board that is controlling Hitec Servos. I was wondering if anyone had an Idea on how I would use C# or any other serial compatible programming language to set up a User Interface where you can click on a " hidden grid" to draw your desired shapes. Thanks in advance John

Posted by jtcamp15 4 years ago


origami folding Table

i am sorry if this is the wrong place for this but i once saw on the internet a table from a cruise ship i think it was the "grand dining table" but i'm not sure. The table when turned opened to about double or triple its size extra pieces rising from inside and sliding into place to form a "whole" table the point of this is i would love if some one could point me to either the site or how to make one for myself

Posted by LordGormyr 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Depth of the water table? Answered

I was unsuccessful in using the web to get a map of water table depths in Chicago. I would like to know where this information can be found. An accuracy of 3 feet would be fine.

Asked by ShutterBugger 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Convertable picnic table.

Hi all. Someone asked me if I could build a table like this:- https://youtu.be/v0QtnPiKgQk I'm sure I've seen an 'ible for something similar but don't seem to be able to find it. Any ideas folks?

Posted by Nostalgic Guy 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Bowling Alley Table

I used to love bowling as a kid and now I love to see materials get reused. So to see this lovely table by Ryan Brown that is made from a section of a bowling alley lane totally makes my day. Dining Table Project via DesignSponge

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Simpsons Mosaic Table

This homemade mosaic table take Simpsons characters and takes it in a very unofficial direction. Milhouse drinking wine and Lisa getting ready to chug Duff while both Moe and Burns malevolently look on? Excellent.Craftster via Craft

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Drafting table help...

My first Instructable was how to build a drafting table for $50, take a look to get a feel for the design. It does it's job just fine but I'd like to improve upon it. First of all, I don't really have a system to raise/lower the table- I've just been propping it up with boxes and stuff. I'd like to have something attached to the table so that it can easily be adjusted and I'll have a few less pieces to lug around. Second, I need to put a rail on the edge of the drawing surface to keep work and tools from sliding off. I found a small drafting table that I ended up giving to a friend with a rail like the one in the picture below. It's sort of like a metal ruler with L shaped holes in it for screws- so you can lower the rail if you don't want it in your way. Where can I get something like this- or would I be able to make one?

Posted by SirBrittanicvs 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Tempered Glass Table

I was thinking of making a tempered glass worktable or desk, and was wondering if it was practical.Would it overheat from a left out soldering iron?How much weight would it hold?Would glass for the outer layers be better?I'm a complete and utter noob when it comes to glass and most furniture, so any help would be appreciated. Also my worktable is here.

Posted by bomberman3 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Tablecloth without a Table

This tablecloth has been stiffened with starch or epoxy or something to keep its shape so that it can stand alone without a table below it.It's pretty fun for a picture, but unless you're right there on the ground like in the main pic below it's not too obvious. Well, maybe it's just not my style, but I'm sure that anyone else here can replicate it if they were interested.So how about it? Want to take it on? First person who does an Instructable about this will get... something. A custom patch and maybe something else. Link via bbgadgets

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Clear Pool Table

Not only is this pool table pretty amazing for being see-through and having the same action as a regular pool table, it's also a senior project that has been turned into a real business. Personally, I'm still a sucker for the felt and not being distracted by all the slick rails underneath. Also, at AUS $40,000 it's deep in luxury territory.I still hem and haw about dropping a few bucks to play on a nice, clean table at a parlor and only get a few games a year in at a friend's house (thanks, Jeff!). But if you have pools full of cash, here's one for you. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Periodic table of condiments

Nope, that isn't a typo. You've heard of the periodic table of elements? Well, check out this hilarious table of condiments that periodically go bad. From Condiment No. 1 (Mayonnaise, which the table says goes bad in 3 months) to Condiment No. 75 (Maraschino, which apparently never goes bad), you can look up just about any condiment you can name to see when you need to toss it out. Or at least when these people think it goes bad.Take it with a grain of salt (Condiment No. 2, it never goes bad!) though-it claims Lemon goes bad in 2 months. Stuff and nonsense. I've eaten 3 month old lemons that were perfectly good.Mendeleev would be so proud...

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 months ago


Table Saw Issues

My table saw tracks are narrow and I cannot use them for anything. I am wondering if there is a way to build a new top. I want the top to be accurate, but I have no idea how to go about this. I know I would like it to be functional with jigs with rails on both sides to accomodate different fences. Any ideas would be great. I have looked around the internet, but no luck. Thanks for any help. (Ryobi, 10"saw, with stand)  - Corn Dog

Asked by Corn Dog 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Outdoor Pool Table?

There are lots of used pool tables for sale for under $250. Any ideas for how to convert them for outdoor use? I'm thinking of just spraying the whole thing, except the felt, with a few coats of marine varnish. Then just keeping it covered. I live in the NW and of course it's mostly drizzly around here in the winter time. The big thing is keeping expansion and contraction to a minimum and sealing the wood. This doesn't have to be tournament grade, just something to entertain the kids for a few years.

Posted by geppetto425 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Is Table tennis a sport????

So a guy in school is slaging me because i do table tennis. He says its not even a sport. I think it is a sport because its in the Olympics. Do you think it is a sport??????

Asked by K-Dawg 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Portable change table

We are running in partnership with other agencies and the City of Toronto, Parks Forestry and Recreation an accessible swim program for people with physical disabilities. Many of our participants require that they change in a lying down position and thus require a "change table". At this point we are looking at two locations that require this. Challenges include storage as storage space is of high premium at the pools. It would have to be at a height that would be comfortable for the support staff. It should be wide enough to be able to turn a person on their side safely. Sturdy enough to be able to handle up to 350lbs safely. Should be folding (for storage), and have wheels that lock so it can be moved easily. We assume wood is the best material for this (or easiest to work with), but we are open to suggestions. It should also be long enough. We have not come with specific numbers (how many inches/cm wide or high e.g.). For this some of us involved in this program need to discuss the details. However, you may have some questions too, so if you let us know we can provide answers to your questions. A few years we purchased a portable massage table. However, it is not wide enough to accommodate some of our participants with being turned safely. About Tetra Tetra is a non-profit organization that recruits skilled volunteers to create customized assistive devices for people with physical disabilities. See our instructables group at: https://www.instructables.com/group/tetra/

Posted by chuirich 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Periodic Table of FAILURES

Hello everyone!! It has been a while since I have posted anything but I am back. So, I am currently a freshmen in high school, taking block science. I just started chemistry and was very excited having prior knowledge and love for it. The teacher give  us a paper with the Periodic Table of Elements on it. It was made by the Navy with a bunch of pictures of ships and what-not. So it seems legit. BUT, after closer inspection I discover this is as accurate as a un-modded Nerf gun. Many errors, ranging from spelling of elements to incorrect symbols and more.          So I issue a challenge. Since I have only knowledge of Chemistry I hope that here on Instructable's there are people who know it from the back of their head and can and will find the errors in this catastrophic table. I am posting a picture of it for you to investigate, if you need it to be clearer or anything else just ask. I am very curious to see what else on this is wrong. I have already marked and fixed a few errors with a pen, but I want to see if there are more!

Posted by ostomesto 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Table migration at the Tower

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to witness a massive table migration near Squid labs. I would like to share with you some photos (View them at high-res for the full effect) of the event, and a few bits of information about this majestic animal.The March of the TablesMuch mystery surrounds the annual table migration around the bay area. The Wikipedia article has limited information, saying only " The table herd has previously been spotted at fisherman's wharf, the Google campus, and partying at various gay clubs in the city". The herd that passed near Squid was about 200 large, and composed of multiple table family units. Occasionally some drunk Alameda College students would come out to the runway at night for some "table tipping", but other then that the tables are usually left to themselves.

Posted by Tetranitrate 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Not quite work table? Answered

I want to make a work table but not the kind for like, hammering and carpentry I need a table made for making small things like my instructable 'how to make a bolt action bb launcher out of a mechanical pencil" or modding nerf guns The table needs some sort of organizing system for materials and tools Does anyone know if there is a good guide to making something of that sort? Also, please take a look at my instructable rate, comment, and subscribe! https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-bolt-action-BB-launcher-out-of-a-m/

Asked by ishmal1103 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Digital table pens

Has anyone thought about making their own pen/airbrush for digital tablets? Was wondering if anyone had suggestions / advise / &/or an instructable that they would share. thanks

Posted by Lord_Pruitt 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Flexible bedside table?

As I mentioned in another post, I'm working on a nightstand/shelf with a built in dock for my iPod. Besides getting that to work, another challenge I'm facing is finding a way to cram that shelf into this spot at the head of my bed. At the end there is what, in denmark at least, is known as a "french balcony", which is basically a door leading nowhere. The trick here is that I would like a shelf spanning the entire width of the door, to place books, my phone, speakers, cups of water etc. but I still need to be able to open that door slightly to cool things down in the summer. I have a few ideas for how this could be done, but I would really like to hear if anybody here has any suggestions on clever ways to go about this.

Posted by Flark 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Portable change table

We are running in partnership with other agencies and the City of Toronto, Parks Forestry and Recreation an accessible swim program for people with physical disabilities. Many of our participants require that they change in a lying down position and thus require a "change table". At this point we are looking at two locations that require this. Challenges include storage as storage space is of high premium at the pools. It would have to be at a height that would be comfortable for the support staff. It should be wide enough to be able to turn a person on their side safely. Sturdy enough to be able to handle up to 350lbs safely. Should be folding (for storage), and have wheels that lock so it can be moved easily. We assume wood is the best material for this (or easiest to work with), but we are open to suggestions. It should also be long enough. We have not come with specific numbers (how many inches/cm wide or high e.g.). For this some of us involved in this program need to discuss the details. However, you may have some questions too, so if you let us know we can provide answers to your questions. A few years we purchased a portable massage table. However, it is not wide enough to accommodate some of our participants with being turned safely. About Tetra Tetra is a non-profit organization that recruits skilled volunteers to create customized assistive devices for people with physical disabilities. See our instructables group at: https://www.instructables.com/group/tetra/

Posted by ijdoc 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Periodic table closet

Hi, I'm 22 years old and I am in my master studies of chemistry. I thought would be a good time to start a collection of elements. I also want to display them properly. like in some sort of closet that you can hang to the wall. It is hard to type down where I am thinking of. The added image below is something like what I want (but in this picture they apparently forgot the Lanthanides and Actinides). How would you tackle to make something like that? I think wood is a good choice for material here (but please correct me if I'm wrong). I have a limited amount of experience of working with wood, but I figure the horizontal and vertical walls should slide into each other to make the grid. But I cannot figure out how to attach the grid to a sturdy back plate, or how to have smooth outside edges without wood sticking out to form the grid. I hope my explanations are some what clear. my explanation cortex seems not to be fully up to speed today. thank you in advance for you advice.

Posted by Jakwiebus 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Questions about how to make the daft punk table

https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-Daft-Punk-Table-Replica/ I am wondering how hard of a project this would be to take on.  A little information I have not built a great deal of things in my life and don't have any electrical background. I really want to make this though and have nothing but time at the moment. Does anyone think this would be doable without any knowledge of how to build LED boards and just trying to do it by the instructions? I only ask because I don't to go out and buy all this and than find out its way over my head, or also if anyone wants to give me a starter LED project I could try that first I just don't know where to find simple projects.  Thanks for your guys help and this truly is a amazing website. Toby Mac

Posted by tobymac987 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Two quick questions EASY!

Ok, I can't think of the name of these, they are like a rope but it is clear and it has LED lights in it...AND How much would PlexiGlass cost for a table that is 20x10x20 and a drawer that is 16x20x7

Asked by monkeyscpie 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


i have two pieces of cedar that i want to put together side by side

I have two pieces of cedar wood 6foot long 18" wide 2" thick that i want to make a bar out of what is the best way to put them together side by side so they will be strong.On one end of the bar will be attached to the wall  by use of a rwo by four mounted to the studs.And the other end will be attached to a cedar trunk so most of the weight will be on that trunk. What is the best way to put them together so that they will be good and strong.Any ideas would be greatly appreiated thanks.

Asked by brandon26 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


scratches on a glass table top

I have scratches on my glass table top (coffee table).  Some are quite noticeable, but most are normal wear and tear and only show when sunshine hits the table.  I there a way to restore the luster of the top?

Asked by ratburt 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


leather inlay coffee table

I have a wood coffee table with a leather inlay in the top.  how do i clean it and/or polish it without damaging the leather?

Asked by tazmo1972 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


who developed a periodic table?

 it is used to know the element that has atomic number.

Asked by Waren-Neutron 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


coffee cup coffee table Answered

I just thought of a cool idea-what about a coffee tabe that had a base that was a big cup with  fake coffee in it? Glass could rest on the top for the "table" part.  What do all of you think?

Asked by porcupinemamma 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Building a vacuum former table

I want to build a vacuum former table at home but I want to know if I can get texture and other details showing in the mold with this process.

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Email/txt/calls table?

Recently somebody post a thread about the twitter table, and i was thinking if he could get updates from twitter to be sent to that table, then i could get emails,txts,calls,etc sent to some led's in my room. I would like some help to as of how i would go about setting this up. Thanks

Posted by Pablojr 8 years ago


Four-legged collapsible table

I want to make a square table in the style of https://www.instructables.com/id/Flagman-Table/ but with legs like a collapible camping chair.  Can this be done? Is it a good idea? Has any one done something like this before? Thanks!

Posted by phoneyakk 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Pool Table playing fied

Hi! I'm about to build a pool table (billiard table) and I wonder what material I should use for the ''field'' where you play. I wondered about plywood or something similiar. On all quality tutorials they want some stone or something (I don't really know) So what's the best and cheapest solution?

Posted by GroggDog 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Need a cutting table design.

I need a cutting table in my sewing room which is really a small bedroom. I have two single beds in the room and need to be able to put up a table that will stradle one of the beds. I need to take it apart and store the parts under the bed if someone comes to stay. And of course it needs to be easy to make and inexpensive. Come on guys I have seen how clever you are, get your thinking caps on.

Posted by Celticangel 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Car hood Coffee Tables

Texas artist Joel Hester turns old junk metal into very sturdy functional pieces of furniture, like these awesome coffee tables made from car hoods:I gotta say, I love the idea of a coffee table that not only won't be damaged by pets, small children or flying objects, but could actually fend off such things. Want one yourself? Well, it'll run you at least $ 700. Ugh...think I might pull out the welder and learn to make them myself...Link via Treehugger

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Cd player turn table

So I want to try to turn a old sony cd diskman circa 1999 into a turn table for cds. My idea here is to have it play but I can stop the disk with my finger and hopefully get a skipping effect, the other idea is to be able to freely move the laser eye and have it still play while doing it. I already have it soldered up so that it can play without the case and have a 9 volt connected to it, but thats about it. Anyone have any idea on how this could be? 

Posted by wickednick 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Material for table/desk top?

I am going to use milk crates (Spray painted silver) for the legs but I need a cool top I can use. This is mainly as a TV stand for a computer that I can put a chair under. I need a cool material that I can spray paint. or a glass/metal.

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


painting an old table top?

Hello people :) ,  im in the process of painting a table top., ive sanded the top (Lightly) and put an all purpose primer on top, but ive run into a spot of bother, let me explain further. the table top i have detaches from the legs, which bis handy, now looking underneath it, it is painted black, but i can see that it is real wood underneath (i can see and feel grain and knots) BUT on top it seems to be a different wood or covered in something different on top of this, there and rectangles of veneer - which the primer seems to adhere to ok, but the darker part of it dose not seem to pass the fingernail test, so it may  not be the right primer, but im stumped as to what primer i would need, sanding didn't seems to make much of a difference to the dark wood barely dull it really, and im not sure its laminate or some sort of plastic... ive added a picture of the table

Asked by aharbinson 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


DIY Table Fountain help

I'd like to make a do-it-yourself table fountain with a whisper power filter fish tank pump. any ideas or websites that might help? i'm thinking i'll glue a bunch of flat river rocks in, like a 'vase' kinda thing that the pump will fit in. and then put the rock 'vase' & pump in a 4-6(ish) inch deep glass dish and fill that with water and more rocks............ any input would be great!

Asked by 9 years ago


Table Saw Torsion Box

Hi all, I'd like your expert opinions :) I have a hobby size table saw which i'd like to expand. I'm planning to build a torsion box that surrounds the saw top. Do you think a torsion box with a cut out will be sufficiently strong, or will it reduce the torsion box properties too much? I was going to use MDF, would ply be a better option or does it not really matter? Any help is greatly appreciated. P.S. If you have a better idea please say so.

Posted by dimmaz88 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Becausewecan table for Penny Arcade

Our friends over at Becausewecan just built an awesome Twisp and Catsby conference table with wood and resin inlays for the folks at Penny Arcade. They did a great job - it even glows1 in the dark! Check out the making-of video here: 1 I'm totally taking credit for that one - last time we visited they were doing resin-pouring tests, and I passed along info on glow in the dark pigment powder. We got a sample from TAP plastics last Maker Faire, and this seemed an excellent use!

Posted by canida 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


water table/play area

So I recently took my 3 year old to the children's museum in Indianapolis, which was great, but what really stuck out for him was the water table/play area. I think he would have been happy chasing boats around that table all day. But it got me to thinking that i could build one of these in the backyard (scaled down, of course!). I've been looking for plans to accomplish this, but everything I find is basically an elevated tub or plastic tote. The project I'm envisioning would be on an incline so the boats could follow a set path. Initially, I was thinking it would be shaped like a ring, so he could climb under it to be in the middle, but I think a rectangle would be simpler (and walking around the table would be good exercise for him!) The path would (on a gentle incline) circle around the perimeter of the rectangle, so boats would eventually end up near the starting place. He could then pick up the boats and set them on another circuit. Probably would need a pump to pull water from the end back up to the starting point, which would provide a current to help the boats along.  Any ideas or suggestions that could help this project along? Potential issues? One thing I'm not sure about is how to handle the water depth on the incline. I forsee the water rushing down the incline to quickly, leaving just a trickle to attempt to carry the boats along, leaving the boats "beached." Maybe there should be no incline at all and rely on the pump to provide the current? I'll attach some images of the super fancy versions we've encountered in museums, just as example of my inspiration.  

Posted by gharper1 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Tech-tastic Coffee Tables

Coffee tables can really bring a room together, especially if they're high-tech and provide their own entertainment. They're expensive, as the site suggests, but just the ideas warrant personal kudos. Of course, as with any coffee table, you'll need to have a coffee table book about coffee tables.Link via Neatorama

Posted by joshf 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Is there a permittivity and permeability table of the elements? Answered

I've found permittivity and permeability tables of the common metals, but none with all the elements. I know they measure them.

Asked by Vorenus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


table saw fence help?

Hello my fellow indestructible friends i brought a table saw this the first table saw i got and the fence is not completely strait it goes outwards by a couple of mm or more is this right many thanks for ant response here is the table saw http://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb674tas-254mm-table-saw-230-240v/9486j  please tell me if its okay or if not how to fix thanks paul

Asked by paul the maker 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Plans for a model railroad table? Answered

I'd like to build a table for my son's HO scale model railroad layout, and want one that's not too heavy and can be taken up and down stairs when we move it to a different room after the house is painted. Thanks!

Asked by sticksnpicks 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago