Thursday, August 25, 2016

the engineers table

 so here's a new project .. it's been in the works since maym but we just got 
underway on it a couple of weeks ago ..

9/3/16 .. all finished now and ready to go
more photos soon of the finished table at the end of this post .. click the photos to enlarge them ..
 it's for the conference room of an engineering firm  on long island.
 one of the partners sent us a sketch with the I beam sizes called out .. 
sam says it's the first time he has order steel by the 'pounds per foot'
6 x 18 .. 16 x 22 .. something like that .. width and pounds per lineal foot ..
 big stuff
 the client supplied the wood for the top, which is ovangkol from tropical west africa
it's a member of the bubinga family and it is very similar in density and figure
read 'heavy and hard'
 there will be a 3 x 3 angle iron frame around the outside, and we didn't have quite enough
width to make it to 47".  the oak on the edges will be covered by the steel frame
 like this
 finish sample .. 3 coats of conversion varnish
 gonna add some wire channels
and the client suggested end cuts of 4" I beam for the wire grommets .. cool!
 the pieces themselves are not perfectly square and/or parallel
buyt trevor cnc'd them in after a couple of test cuts ..
 wetted down with water for the final sanding
 close up of the joinery
wrestling it up the stairs to the cnc ... just made it .. 4' x 10'

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