Glenn Siegel

Oak Coffee Table India Ink

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That does look pretty cool. And by finished, I assume you mean the finish is complete and not the project? Keep us posted with the finished project. 

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18 minutes ago, K Cooper said:

That does look pretty cool. And by finished, I assume you mean the finish is complete and not the project? Keep us posted with the finished project. 

I'll post a picture when we get the granite slab.

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11 minutes ago, Adam Campbell said:

Hey Glenn, I think Lester was asking, as I was, what methods did you use to do the joining/fastening?  

wood screws under the slats I have a 1" x 6" piece with holes, I'll take a picture  and post it.  I made it this way so it can be taken apart this weighs a ton.

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9 hours ago, Lester Burnham said:

Interesting design, man. Looks like you've got those miters down pat.

+1 on that and also how did you secure those strips between the Vs?

thanks, miter sled on my table saw helps, dowels and glue

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7 hours ago, pkinneb said:

Looks great! I have wanted to try India ink on a project now I really do. Nice car too.

Thanks, goes on really easy I used a sponge brush.

I was originally going to ceruse it but chickened out ceruse pic below. 

 

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9 hours ago, Adam Campbell said:

Looks real nice Glenn.  How are you securing the top to the sides?

Adam, the top will be a 30" x 57" slab of granite, the granite should weigh around 200 lbs.  I'll put some gripper strips on the top of the wood sides.  I believe this should hold it in place.... 

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14 hours ago, pkinneb said:

I really like this, great job! I look forward to seeing it with granite but glass would be cool too.

thank you, the slab will be here next wed.

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I like the design too it's not easy to get a even black.Ive tried and I ain't trying anymore.

Im a little bit concerned about the granite not having enough support in the middle. Esp if someone sits there 

Im not a granite scientist so I'm just going by gut.

Good luck

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A layer of 3/4" ply under the granite that stops about 2-3" from all edges will never be seen if the edge is black. If the granite has a layer of fiberglass on the back it would help but I still wouldn't sit or stand on it. 

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Now it all makes sense. Even a pic (the first one posted) didn't help this old guy as I thought you had it upside down with the slats being on top and then you were putting the granite on top of the slats. That's cool, it just took me a while:wacko:!

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On 8/3/2017 at 9:14 AM, Unknown craftsman said:

I like the design too it's not easy to get a even black.Ive tried and I ain't trying anymore.

Im a little bit concerned about the granite not having enough support in the middle. Esp if someone sits there 

Im not a granite scientist so I'm just going by gut.

Good luck

The India Ink was easy to apply and came out great IMO.  I have thought about that, the guy that dropped off the granite didn't say a thing, he did try and lift the piece up TRY...

 

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Wonderful piece of stone you picked out. It complements the base you made. 

Children and drunk friends at a party come to mind, or someone standing in the middle of it to change a lightbulb. 

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22 minutes ago, Lester Burnham said:

That looks great, dude. You should reconsider that adivce about reinforcing the top. Low tables become seats easily.

I hear you, I'll give it some thought...thanks!

 

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That is a beautiful piece of granite.   If you are not having any huge parties, and dont have small children, I dont think you have to worry about someone sitting on it.

Not too big of a fix, if some concern is starting to creep in.  

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