Built a coffee table. Thoughts?

May 12, 2012 @ 08:45:39 AM
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taking an 'industrial design materials and tools' class this semester and this was one of the projects. come up with your own life size coffee table & lamp. had one month from start to finish. took roughly the first week to draw everything out/come up with calculations, angles, and buy materials. then spent the rest of the time cutting, gluing, and sanding. this is my first time building anything so i thought it went quite well. each piece of wood has 4 different angles, some have 3.

inspiration came from Hellman-Chang. my concept was to infuse nature with modern.

meet the Hive.

May 12, 2012 @ 08:57:05 AM
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Damn, that looks sweet. Where's the lamp?
May 12, 2012 @ 09:42:20 AM
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Its an oil lamp right on top of the table. Made from tempered glass and wood. Forgot to add that the table itself has been coated twice with a satin clear coat.
May 12, 2012 @ 10:32:09 AM
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its different

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May 12, 2012 @ 19:41:09 PM
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Very cool. Minimal and specific.

Nice job.
May 12, 2012 @ 20:41:26 PM
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Wow, looks great!
May 12, 2012 @ 20:48:12 PM
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Many thanks. I was thinking about posting it on etsy or something haha just to see what it'd be worth.
May 12, 2012 @ 23:37:11 PM
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cool design, how tall is it though? might just be the angle, but it looks a bit high for a coffee table.
May 13, 2012 @ 00:42:00 AM
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L: 48"
W: 24"
H: 18.5"

average height for a coffee table i suppose.
May 13, 2012 @ 05:58:46 AM
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Wow how much did this cost to make ?
May 13, 2012 @ 08:16:08 AM
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approximately $150.
May 13, 2012 @ 17:41:37 PM
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Send me the blueprint, aight? I wanna do something 'similar'
May 14, 2012 @ 06:29:34 AM
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lolol naaah
June 01, 2012 @ 07:43:05 AM
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This is dope! I'v built stools and work tables but never tried anything this intricate. nice

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June 01, 2012 @ 13:06:13 PM
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Pretty cool I am actually an Industrial Design major so I can appreciate this a bunch, the hive sections are just glued or did you joint them?

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June 02, 2012 @ 21:34:32 PM
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DAMN!! did it make by hand? i mean handmade?

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June 03, 2012 @ 18:03:07 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
Pretty cool I am actually an Industrial Design major so I can appreciate this a bunch, the hive sections are just glued or did you joint them?
Originally posted by Inactive User
Pretty cool I am actually an Industrial Design major so I can appreciate this a bunch, the hive sections are just glued or did you joint them?


Yeah, its just glued together. I used an epoxy glue and finished it off with wood glue mixed with sawdust.
June 03, 2012 @ 18:05:08 PM
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DAMN!! did it make by hand? i mean handmade?


Yup, handmade. Didn't use too many tools other than table saw, panel saw, and a palm sander. Although, I did sand it by hand for the angled parts.
June 10, 2012 @ 05:26:03 AM
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Very nice work sir
June 10, 2012 @ 07:59:13 AM
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This is fucking awesome my dude
June 10, 2012 @ 10:24:09 AM
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Impressed
June 10, 2012 @ 16:26:30 PM
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Very cool, it's different.

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June 10, 2012 @ 21:02:58 PM
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Weird
July 03, 2012 @ 23:05:30 PM
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update! ended up using this piece in my new apartment instead of selling it haha. got some pretty cool offers though. may look into building another one.

July 04, 2012 @ 03:23:13 AM
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Thats cool as hell, how sturdy is it?
July 04, 2012 @ 03:52:41 AM
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its pretty sturdy for what i've been able to put on top of it. i mean, its a coffee table so not much else goes on top but reading material and a couple laptops.
July 04, 2012 @ 04:14:02 AM
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looks good with the magazines in there

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July 04, 2012 @ 07:24:29 AM
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damn good
July 04, 2012 @ 16:20:14 PM
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You did a good job man. The most I've ever built was a candle box type thing for a class in Jr high school.

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July 18, 2012 @ 20:15:05 PM
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looks awesome. how long did this project take or was it the duration of the class?
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