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Realization of a modular circular table

It is always useful to have a removable table, whether for the inside or outside of the house. The one we propose to manufacture, is wood. It consists of a round tray and two removable legs, assembled in a cross by simple interlocking. The junction of the tray to the base is provided by a set of pins forming pegs to be introduced into hollow cleats glued and screwed under the underside of the tray. Simply remove the trunnions to release the tray and store everything in a minimum of space, the two elements of the base dislocating without difficulty.

Necessary material

  • Pencil
  • square
  • gimlet
  • Wood wicks of 5 and 10
  • Stretch wick or 35 mm hole saw
  • Mallet
  • Clamps
  • Abrasive
  • Drill
  • Sander
  • Jigsaw
  • Hand saw or screed
  • Screwdriver
  • Pipe wrench
  • Glue brush
  • Dyeing brush

Steps

  1. Make a base element
  2. Make cleats
  3. Climb the feet
  4. Prepare the table top
  5. Finishing and mounting the table

Make a base element

Setting up

Setting up

1. "Clear" the elements of each foot. Work with planed planks 10 mm thick (faces of the legs) and 24 mm thick (intermediate planks) that you cut to the dimensions of the plan you have erected.

Drilling holes for false ankles

Drilling holes for false ankles

2. Drill 10 mm diameter holes 4 to 5 mm deep only, for the introduction of the false dowels, to hide the clamping bolts on both sides of the feet. Attention to the installation of the clamps, do not forget to insert wedges not to mark the wood of the faces.

Drilling holes for assembly bolts

Drilling holes for assembly bolts

3. Using the same holes, make a through hole with a 5 mm diameter drill bit, that of the connecting bolts that will hold the assembly of the foot elements.

Placement and drilling of the cleats for the locking pins.

Placement and drilling of the cleats for the locking pins.

4. In the upper outer corner of the top of the feet (long wedges), make a 35 mm diameter through hole. Use either an extensive special wick or a hole saw.

Make cleats

Cutting hollow squares for the passage of ankles

Cutting hollow squares for the passage of ankles

5. Dissect the long wedges, surface planks and cut the hollow angle into a regular square with a thickness of 24 mm.

Explanatory positioning of the link system

Explanatory positioning of the link system

6. The photo clearly shows the principle of connection between the cleats which will be fixed under the plane of the table and their position in line with the top of the legs.

Cutting the respective notches of the base

Cutting the respective notches of the base

7. The interlocking notches are cut with a jigsaw on the horizontal connecting boards of each base. They will have to measure 44 mm of width for 57 mm. height. Note that a notch will be made in the lower part of the two twin boards for a base and in the upper part of the same two twin boards on the other leg. The more the nesting of the base will be adjusted and the more stable the table will be.

Screwing on the elements of the base

Screwing on the elements of the base

8. Now proceed to the bolted-bolted assembly of the elements of each part of the base. Use a strong screwdriver and a pipe wrench. It may be helpful to wax the bolts for easier placement.

Climb the feet

Placing junction elements

Placing junction elements

9. The photo shows the positioning of the notches, directed downward for one element and upward for the other, in order to achieve a fitting fit as possible.

Placing false ankles

Placing false ankles

10. Plug the holes of the connecting bolts with the fake dowels. Spread out the glue ends before pushing them with the mallet (but carefully to avoid splitting the wood of the planks).

Bracing of ankles

Bracing of ankles

11. Allow the time required for the glue to dry considerably and then, with a fine hand saw or better, a saw, perform sawing of the protruding parts of the fake dowels.

Full sanding of the faces of the legs

Full sanding of the faces of the legs

12. Finish sanding all the sides of the legs to make them perfectly smooth. This precaution guarantees a more homogeneous and successful wood dyeing. The same type of base was made, under the same heading carpentry, in the second proposal of the sheet "Manufacture of a square stool".

Tracing diagonals on the underside of the table

Tracing diagonals on the underside of the table

13. Work on the wrong side of the panel to form the table top and draw the diagonals. Place the assembled but turned base on top and position it according to the layout.

Positioning the cleats on the underside of the table

Positioning the cleats on the underside of the table

14. Then proceed to the installation of the cleats at the four ends of the base (their place of origin) and trace the corresponding marks.

Prepare the table top

Tracing with the string of the cutting circle

Tracing with the string of the cutting circle

15. Remove the base and with a string attached to the center of the board (cross diagonals), draw a circle with the pencil attached, at the distance of the chosen radius (here 50 cm).

Cutting the tray with a jigsaw

Cutting the tray with a jigsaw

16. Cut with a jigsaw according to the pattern.

Drilling on the top of the board

Drilling on the top of the board

17. On the marks taken, the four cleats will be fixed by a screwing done from the top of the plate. The operation will be masked by the addition of false ankles as operated on the legs of the legs.

Sanding the top of the tray

Sanding the top of the tray

18. Once the masking operations of the fixings of the cleats (pegs set up and leveled), make a careful sanding of the whole surface of the plate.

Finishing and mounting the table

Sanding cuts of locking pins

Sanding cuts of locking pins

19. Trim four pins into a broom handle, then cut with abrasive, stop cutting to make it easier to maneuver.

Lamination of dismantled elements

Lamination of dismantled elements

20. Make the desired finish that can be stained-waxed if you do not plan outdoor use or stain (varnished or not) for outdoor use possible. Disassemble the elements to facilitate your work

Explanatory demonstration of the plateau binding system

Explanatory demonstration of the plateau binding system

21. The photo shows the positioning of the tray, ready to fit the cleats on the four legs of the base.

Installation of locking pins

Installation of locking pins

22. The installation of the trunnions locks the holding of the tray on the base. A trick not to lose them when the table is disassembled: connect them with a string either below the table or on the amount of the base.

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