Today I had the chance to continue to work on this little end table for my friend Ken. I was able to fabricate the top frame, which will hold the solid wood top, and finish and assemble the legs to complete this little project! It’s ready for Nickel plating or powder coating, whatever finish Ken will choose for the table base! Here are some additional images about the process of today!
I pulled the blankets off the table top, that Ken had delivered to the shop about a week ago.
After tracing the shape of the wood top to a piece of cardboard, I was able to lay out the top frame and locate the legs according to Ken’s concept.
Getting the layout into CAD and the CNC cutting software.
The top frame is cut on my CNC plasma table with all the holes to mount the legs and the wood top. I used some 10ga sheet stock for some strength, but not a lot of added weight.
Just checking to make sure it all works!
Bolting the legs in place! The two corner legs are welded together in addition.
Taking a first look at the whole base on the floor.
Ken wanted the two straight edges captured to add some additional interest. So I cut and welded some flat stock to the frame plate.
Another view from the inside!
Transfering the bolt head locations to the bottom of the wood top! I drillled some holes to receive the bolt heads, so the top can lay nicely in the frame.
After welding and finish grinding the base plates on the legs.
Here is a picture to show the top resting in the top frame. The top will be securely held by several little wood screws.
A picture of the completed end table on my welding table.
On the floor, and I’m happy how it turned out. I hope Ken will like it too!