Today I will show You how I made a charm, antigravity coffee table. I have built it on the principle of Tensegrity. The striking appearance of this levitating in the air table will definitely surprise your guests.
For this project I used:
- – Round table top, diameter 300 mm – 2 PCs.
- Pine Board 18*30*2000mm 2 pieces.
- Steel cable, silicon sheath, diameter 2 mm.
- – Hooks 6*30mm – 10 pieces.
- – Paperclip.
- – Adhesive for wood.
Manufacturer levitating table
On the piece of Wallpaper I drew the drawing in the ratio of 1:1. Very convenient to try on items and make accurate measurements.
We need to do 2 such items. Later we will connect them.
The corners were made with a protractor, and sawed Japanese saw. I love to work with her, because it makes very precise and neat cut. After I sawed off one part, put it on the drawing and cut the next.
The parts were connected before, for this was choosing the wood to half the plank. Then applied glue and held with clamps until the glue dries.
When the glue had dried, I did the layout and drilled the holes for the dowels. Used 8 mm furniture dowels. I also added wood glue and left it to dry for a few hours.
After the glue dries, cut the dowel with a saw.
That would get rid of small defects, I mixed PVA glue and wood dust/sawdust. It’s a great wood putty. After drying putty, I processed parts of grinding machine and coated them with linseed oil.
Legs to the table top I decided to mount the dowels so that the fastening elements are not conspicuous. With the help of the conductor drilled hole.
Marked and drilled the return holes in the countertop.
Set the dowel, I added carpenter’s glue and left under pressure to dry. Exactly the same is done and the second half of the table.
In the lower part of the leg drilled a hole for the hook. It is important to accurately and symmetrically to make a hole on both legs, otherwise it will skew the whole design.
So I marked out the holes for hooks in the tops.
Now start manufacturing the cables that will hold the two parts of the table. I used the steel cable in red silicone winding. For more “effect levitation” it is better to use a cable with transparent coil.
You need to make a small “ears” at each end of the cable. For this I used a regular paperclip.
Make a small loop and wrap it a paper clip. All the excess cut off. You can also use small plastic clamps.
Countertops sanded and also coated with linseed oil.
Collected together and tested for strength. The table withstood a load of 5 kg. more is not resolved.
The final result.
Here is an unusual little table I did. Thank you for your attention and see you soon!