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Project by Lavellewoodworking posted 01-20-2019 08:11 PM 777 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Mara table was designed based on rough idea a client had that we were able to refine and make a reality. It took two months of planning to determine plan of construction. The inverted pyramid is made from solid Walnut that was cut from book matched slabs. After the wood was milled the final thickness was taken and applied to a mock up in AutoCad’s Fusion360. This provided a rough guide to the size each layer needed to be cut to. After the top layer was squared up and the 35.1 degree bevel was cut on each edge it was used to mark the cut lines for the layer below. This method was used on each successive layer until all the parts were cut. The layers than had indexing marks cut and were glued and screwed together. This method was used versus a 5 axis cnc machine, since the cnc machine is not an option in my area for a small custom furniture shop. After the glue had dried each face was sanded to 320 grit. The base was made from 1/2” hot rolled steel that was welded and powder coated by a local metal fabricating shop. This was sized so the top layer hung an 1” over the edge. The pyramid was finished with conversion lacquer for a durable long lasting finish. The overall dimensions are 20” W square x 18” H.

-- Zach, Lavelle Woodworking Studio, Fargo, ND www.lavellewoodworkingstudio.com





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#1 posted 01-20-2019 09:26 PM

That is a really interesting ‘coffee table’ ? Not to mention a few lessons in engineering

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#2 posted 01-21-2019 02:57 AM

THat is a very interesting design. I like it.

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#3 posted 01-21-2019 02:28 PM

Very impressive!

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#4 posted 01-21-2019 05:22 PM

very cool look,and an interesting build.nice work.

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#5 posted 01-21-2019 05:41 PM

Beautiful design. So that pyramid is solid? Not hollow? Wow that must be really heavy to move. Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 01-21-2019 05:55 PM

Thank you @pottz


very cool look,and an interesting build.nice work.

- pottz


-- Zach, Lavelle Woodworking Studio, Fargo, ND www.lavellewoodworkingstudio.com

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Lavellewoodworking

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#7 posted 01-21-2019 05:56 PM

Yes @leafheder it is solid all the way through. The end weight of the pyramid came to around 72 pounds with the base being another 18 pounds. The weight of it ensures that it will stay in place when bumped into.


Beautiful design. So that pyramid is solid? Not hollow? Wow that must be really heavy to move. Thanks for sharing.

- leafherder


-- Zach, Lavelle Woodworking Studio, Fargo, ND www.lavellewoodworkingstudio.com

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