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Wood And Materials Used
Quartersawn wormy white oak, cast iron tees, ash dowels, cyanoacrylate
Tools Used
The usual.
This use of cast iron tees was borrowed from a design I saw somewhere. The industrial look kinda struck me and this table reflects a more utilitarian perspective, with a looser approach to finish and appearances but super strong. The ash dowels spray painted with "hand hammered" black paint looks a lot like cast pipe and is much lighter. The table is still pretty heavy with the 7/8" white oak top. Medium thickness super glue and accelerator were very helpful in joining the frame. I used a forstner bit the size of the dowels to make the socket for the joints on the base and it made for exceptionally strong joints in combination with the hardware. You may notice some holes in underside of the top from the less than successful V1.0 of the base. V2.0 is a keeper.






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Very nice. Those "fake" cast iron pipes certainly fooled me!

How is the bottom shelf constructed? Doweled into the pipe below it?
 

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Very nice. Those "fake" cast iron pipes certainly fooled me!

How is the bottom shelf constructed? Doweled into the pipe below it?
Countersunk, screwed, and plugged. If I had nice brass slotted screws I would have left them exposed but I was trying to use what I had rather than another trip to the hardware store.

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Nice legs! I was totally fooled until I looked at the third photo with the bolt. Even then I thought it was the cross piece. Only on the last photo did I see that the entire base was wood.

Very clever! Well done!
 
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