Coffee table

This is the second table I’ve built and I have found a lot of joy in the process. I had uncharacteristically taken my time in putting together the bottom layer of the table, carefully assembling ┬áthe pieces as I went and forgoing all former designs I initially drew out. Sometimes not going with what you’ve planned ends up working out better.

Designing the bottom layer as I go.
Designing the bottom layer as I go.
Welding
Welding

It is also the first time I have played around with color. When I TIG welded the tablDSC01883e together, I loved the blues and deep purples that came out from the discoloration. I painted the angle iron a blue matte to bring out those colors and create a deeper contrast between the grind marks, blacks and grays. To be honest, I don’t think I would go with this particular coloration again, but it was good to experiment.

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For the top, a carpenter friend of mine is helping me create a redwood border, then I will fit a piece of glass on top. The redwood will also add a splash of color that I can’t foresee yet.