Bubinga Table, mesa en bubinga.

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Project by xylosapiens posted 10-26-2008 11:02 AM 2652 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table has been an interesting challenge: although its aspect is quite conventionall, the problem lies inside of it. It is an auxiliar table and the question was to find a way to transform it in a confortable eating-table. It should be used in front of the TV for a four members family. The plane translation is a common solution, but in this case the space inside the table structure was not enough to buid long enough simple extending arms. So I had to build compound extending arms. Also the place were those arms are fixed is different. You can see it with a certain detail in one of the pictures. Sketchup and a 1:1 moc were very useful to get the rigth measures to get every table in it correct end position and inclination.
Esta mesa ha sido un reto interesante. Aunque su aspecto es convencional, esta mesa auxiliar debe servir como mesa para comer. Así que el problema se halla bajo el sobre: había que conseguir un desplazamiento de los planos a una posición cómoda en altura y distancia para apoyarse en ella para comer. Como el espacio dentro de la estructura era escaso para construir brazos sencillos de extensión suficiente, tuve que articularlos para conseguir más longitud, tuve que cambiar la posición del anclaje de los brazos y diseñarlos para que las mesas terminaran en la posición e inclinación correcta. Varias maquetas 1:1 y Sketchup me resultaron de mucha utilidad para conseguirlo.

-- Alejandro Moreno alias xylosapiens, CANARY ISLANDS

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#1 posted 10-26-2008 12:30 PM

Wow that is great creation with carefully designed mechanical extendimg arms’ hardware to open and close perfectly aligned 4 independent table tops. Great project.

This project reminds me this a round table that works almost the same way, but can be folded small diameter or open wider.
Can any LJs member paste a link? So sorry, I just couldn’t recall the address…

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#2 posted 10-26-2008 01:44 PM

A unique design, & a great job of engineering the mechanical part of it.

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#3 posted 10-26-2008 03:49 PM


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#4 posted 10-26-2008 05:15 PM

Great job and idea, thanks.

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#5 posted 10-26-2008 05:18 PM


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#6 posted 10-26-2008 05:32 PM

That is real neat; you do a wonderful job with wood yourself.

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#7 posted 10-26-2008 10:18 PM

Thank you everybody for your very nice comments.

-- Alejandro Moreno alias xylosapiens, CANARY ISLANDS

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#8 posted 10-26-2008 11:01 PM

I could have used one of these several times. Terrific idea and execution.

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#9 posted 10-27-2008 02:59 AM

awesome just awesome

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#10 posted 10-27-2008 03:28 AM

Fantastic !!! I love Bubinga but have never seen it put to such a good use !!!

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#11 posted 10-27-2008 04:56 PM

Great design although I cannot for the life of me figure out how four people can use it and still watch tv at the same time. Terrific engineering on the lifts as well.

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#12 posted 10-27-2008 11:23 PM

The desk is surrounded by a set of sofas in “U”. So they are sitting around three of the sides.

-- Alejandro Moreno alias xylosapiens, CANARY ISLANDS

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#13 posted 10-29-2008 02:52 AM

Genius! It never would have made it past the concept stage for me :). Good work!

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#14 posted 02-17-2009 03:39 AM

Spectacular… Innovative and beautiful…

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