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Simple design and a very cool look with the ply's, nice.
 

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I have always liked this design concept. Problem is… the plywood you get at the Borg stores has way too many voids. Your table, however, looks great!
Ellen
 

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You did get some of the best plywood I have ever seen from a Borg.

I was inclined to try it myself for five seconds and then thought of the glue up required, wow!! Every 3/4" in width being another "board." And then there would be the sanding.

Good look and great job.

Steve.
 

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Cool design very nice work.
 

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The glue process was quite tedious but the end result turned out quite well. The Arauco Plywood I used from Lowe's had minimal voids. I used the same concept for a 12' x 30" bar and a matching countertop. I will post some pictures of that project as well.
 

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No cross brace underneath perpendicular to the strips? Seems like it would be pretty weak and could easily split.
 

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I questioned the intergrity when I was building it, but the table is in fact very strong. I have stood on the table and put a lot of weight on it but it holds up and doesn't act weak at all. The top is a solid 2" thick and the table weighs about 70 pounds.
 

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What a cool concept. That turned out really well.
 

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Fantasic use of plywood. Great design.

Keep it up.

Scrappy
 

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Best looking plywood project I've seen. I'm impressed. With a 2" thick glueup of plywood, I bet you could drive a SUV over your project.
 

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i have never sen this looks cool i like the design
thanks for sharing
 

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Nice table. It has a real live look to it and I'll bet that is will hold a lot of weight on end like that and glued into a slab top. I've noticed many projects using plywood with the end grain showing and it is pretty cool. You must have picked some expensive plywood not to get any voids.

How are the legs joined to the top?
 

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The plywood was less than $40 at Lowe's. I used 3/4 arauco sanded project ply because all of the layers are even (no veneer) I have found the same product at Home Depot for $23 a sheet. Voids were minimal and could usually be hidden by simply turning the piece over. Everything is glued and clamped. I initially used screws but it was too time consuming and with tightbond, the actual bond is stronger than the wood it's self.
 

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Wow, nice job, I do like that look.
 

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Great, What kind of Finish did you used? I did a side table with the same concept but having a lot of problem because the ply is sucking the any finish I put.
 

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I used a standard poly finish. I prefer satin. I did have to do multiple coats because it is end grain every other ply.
 

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IMHO I would prefer the leg grain to run parallel to top.
Excellent craftsmanship.
 

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Looks like youre glueing end grain…that crestes a weak joint and wont last. bad choice of joint.
 

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Looks like youre glueing end grain…that crestes a weak joint and wont last. bad choice of joint.

- bgone
It's end grain and flat gran since it is plywood. I can dance on this table and it has seen 5 years of constant use without failure. Thanks for your expertise.
 
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