Well, OK, we finished up the 26' x 9' table on Friday. It took a lot of people and a lot of steps and processes and, when it was done, I was disappointed to find that it almost looked easy ... except when you stop to think about it ... The pieces were made in my shop and then assembled in my garage on temporary bases while the real bases were being fabricated in Steve Holman's shop down the road. I had no place to easily set up either table in my shop while it was pretty easy to clean out my garage ... We did set the 20 foot table up (below) in Steve's shop (after moving two tools and disassembling part of his dust collection system) on its real base to check it and then reassembled it one more time here to check the final fit when we received all the cut granite pieces and fitted the center pieces. Whew .. just writing about his one is a lot of work .... Step by step we go .... click the pictures to enlarge them ..
This is the 20' table ... This previous post is all about that one ... There's a video of Trevor doing a stroll around the table here ...
The base pieces for the 20 foot table in the finishing process ...
Ok ... back at the garage where we disassembled the top of the 26' table from its temporary base,
Swept the floor ...
Brought in the real base parts
Assembled those and leveled them up ..
Added the steel ...
Next, we reinstalled the mdf top pieces and faired the curves and tops of the curved cherry moldings. This assured us that the notches for the steel in the otriggers, and the 56 holes tapped in the 14 piece of steel ( 7 different lengths) lined up with the 56 countersunk holes in the mdf top pieces and that everything would fit and tighten up, and once it gets to its final home, things will go together smoothly. We decided early on that neither table would be assembled after the parts were finished until it reaches its final destination ... As you can see above, there are a LOT of pieces and it's always risky to move things like that around ....
Ready for the granite and panels.. You can see the bolts in this photo. Those bolts were integral to the engineering and support of the cantilevered granite pieces ...
14 of the 18, 2' x 44.6" pieces of granite in place here
All in .. all fitted ... There are 32 places where at least four points come together and line up with other points on the table ... 1 of the 32 places below .. two cherry, two granite and a center panel
By the end of the day Friday ... all the parts that needed veneering and finishing were at Steve's and I was left with a half empty garage and 5 carts with 28 pieces of granite .... party time !!!
There are several other earlier posts so that you can get the whole feel for the process HERE and HERE.
O thanx...nice posting...Granite Calgary
Oh these are great pieces of creativity..Thanks for sharing..Granite Worktops
WOW! Congratulations guys! What an amazing project - a very impressive accomplishment for its scale, complexity, combination of wood, steel and stone, and two shops coming together to make it all happen. I know Steve didn't have time to make a piece for the upcoming Guild collaboration show (and now I can see why!), but these tables are the ultimate collaboration! I hope to see some pics in a future post of the final instal.
Wow that table looks amazing especially with that granite inlay
the work your producing is very high quality thanks for sharing the photos
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