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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Member Projects => Topic started by: Mike35x95x1 on March 24, 2021, 02:48 PM

Title: Folding table made of exotic woods
Post by: Mike35x95x1 on March 24, 2021, 02:48 PM
I finished a new work table made of exotic wood, the special feature of which is the possibility to disassemble and reassemble very easily.  The table top rests on silicone anti-slip stops and the robust cabinets are self-supporting.  The same applies to the additional shelf, which is to serve as a stand for the LCD display and also for books.  The cabinets are made of Brazilian rubber tree (hevea brasiliensis) and the table top of Siamese senna (senna siamesis).  Both woods are extremely hard and heavy, so there is no need to connect them tightly - they hold on their own weight.  Surely you can imagine that I used a lot of Domino pins and more than a liter of super hard matt wax oil Otmo.  It was 50 hours of hard work, but the result is decent.  Hopefully it will serve well.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210324/fe18d480694b8afe738526308ebd33ca.jpg)
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Title: Re: Folding table made of exotic woods
Post by: squall_line on March 24, 2021, 03:13 PM
Beautiful!

Can you clarify this part?
Both woods are extremely hard and heavy, so there is no need to connect them tightly - they hold on their own weight.  Surely you can imagine that I used a lot of Domino pins and more than a liter of super hard matt wax oil Otmo. 

Do you mean you cut domino mortises, and just dry-fit all of the domino tenons but didn't glue anything because it holds itself by its own weight?

I wonder if something similar could have been done with the connectors in the DF500 "knockdown hardware" set, just for the added security of knowing it's connected but still being able to take it apart later?
Title: Folding table made of exotic woods
Post by: Mike35x95x1 on March 24, 2021, 03:17 PM
No :-) The cabinets are glued of course. Just the table top is free to move.

At the beginning there was the idea have some pieces of furniture which can be used independently in case of need.


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Title: Re: Folding table made of exotic woods
Post by: Mike35x95x1 on March 24, 2021, 03:36 PM
This is how it is connected...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210324/3c1f2e2306f90935030efe43617f74c7.jpg)


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