3-Pickle Nesting End Table (Cherry & Butternut)

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Project by Keith Kelly posted 01-26-2021 04:22 PM 526 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ran into 3 doofus issues on this one:
1) Forgot to consider metal expansion/overcontraction when welding the inner corners,
2) Cut the corners of the top smaller than the frame. To fix, I had to cut more corners.
3) Didn’t account for hardware under the couch…


Anyway, that’s how it goes sometimes and I’m happy with the result!

Stuff Used:
Top: 1.25” Black Cherry
Bottom: 3/4” Butternut
Steel: 1.25” rusty square tubing
Welder: AHP Alpha TIG 201xd – I’m a TIG newbie and this was a practice project (good thing!)


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#1 posted 01-27-2021 03:17 PM

NIce work. And thanks for sharing the pain points.

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#2 posted 01-27-2021 05:12 PM

Turned out great. I had the same issue with hardware under the couch. I didn’t realize the couch legs were so wide. Limits where I can slide it in but keeps the kids from precariously balancing full glasses on the couch cushions.

-- Jamie, Red Deer

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