Oaky Steel Frame Side Table

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Welding as part of a fabrication class...

studying advanced methods in metals, is very exciting and essential to many design processes. Oaky is the product from an assignment that required tig welding in the process of designing a side table. The box frame construction is made with 3/4" square tubing, which were welded at mitered joints. The table top construction is very versatile in terms of material choice. However, for the assignment reclaimed elm was used with short metal plates between each board. These plates or separators are welded where they meet at cross-sections to create a frame for the wood to reside. The wood is glued to the grid which is them screwed into the metal box from through small hand-crafted tabs on the bottom. The steel is finished with a gun-metal blue.    

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