Lake Sunapee Table

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Project by Derek Hugger posted 10-16-2016 10:15 PM 1857 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This accent table is a housewarming gift for someone very dear to me. She is a biologist who has a passion for water, fish, and just anything nature related. Growing up on the back side of Mt. Sunapee in NH, the lake below has always been a special place for her.

The wood section of the table is 11” x 22”. All surfaces of the wood were left rough, with a light white wash and Danish oil finish. Four layers of transparent blue acrylic were placed in between the layers of Baltic birch, giving the bathymetry profile a true sense of depth, with each blue layer appearing darker and darker. The top of the table is a 3/8” thick sheet of tempered glass, measuring 15” x 26”.

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#1 posted 10-17-2016 04:11 AM

I like that a lot!
Nice idea and well done.
I need to make one for my brother and his favorite lakes!

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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#2 posted 10-18-2016 01:19 PM

Very nice idea. The north is on the left side of the table in the first photo, and the south is on the right side. Are the difference of the deepness are according to a topographic map or according to your imagination? I just curious. No matter what will be the answer, I like the idea and the result.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#3 posted 10-18-2016 02:34 PM

Thanks guys! Eli, it’s based on a real bathymetry map. I didn’t bother with the 80 ft depths, as they were very small, and for ease of assembly, I did not include any of the islands. Here’s the map I used:

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#4 posted 10-21-2016 11:26 AM

Thank you Derek for your reply. Again gery nice project.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#5 posted 11-13-2016 09:18 PM

Terrific table. Indeed a great idea and nicely executed. I would be honored to receive such a gift.

-- "The Noblest Art is that of making others happy." ~ P.T. Barnum

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