Is that particle board in there?
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
Frank Williamson [10/21/2008]
Dude, Finally something I think I like. Even with the particle board it looks cool. This really took some thought didn't it?
Just because I shouldn't doesn't mean I can't. Please be more specific.
Table that suggestion [10/24/2008]
It is poorly constructed, but it is ugly - is that specific enough?
Glad you have overwhelmed the rules that govern the seasonal movement of wood. Please tell us mortals how you did that.
By answering I am not implying that I am immortal but maybe you can give me some hints so I can better understand the inner tension and seasonal movements of wood that is sealed inside a house.
I bought a piece of 3/4 baltic birch for the substrate. I cut a 48" diameter circle with a baltic birch jig and my router pinned to the center. I then mapped out how I wanted the 3/16 inch thick wood overlay to fit.
For the outer edge I also used a router with a jig to conform to a 51 1/2" and a 48" diameter. Then I cut pieces to about 1/4 inch thickness and glued them to the baltic birch.
I then took the table to a table belt sander and sanded to the lowest point. I finished off starting with 220 up to 1000 grit using my festool random orbital.
I respect your judgement and thank you for your comments.
BBH Cont. [10/28/2008]
I think the table looks cool. You folks that just bash others work should not comment if you have nothing constructive to add. This person thought it was a cool idea, and built it. I think it looks great and they have a good imagination. Keep up the postings, I enjoy seeing the work.
I totally agree with BBH Cont comments, I just started working with wood, and have not master much, but being creative and experimenting is a big part of why I like woodworking. Keep the creativity alive.
Seasonal movement can be an issue when working with solid wood, but laminating the solid wood to a plywood substrate, and using a finish that effectively seals the wood from moisture penetration should minimize the risks. Nice work Ryan, and don't be afraid to toss the rulebook aside now and then, there's nothing wrong with innovation.
Tony R [10/24/2010]
I thought it was cool at first, than I thought about wood movement and loggevity, than I learned its glued to good piece of plywood. I believe it is rebelious to all known design conventions, spiting in the face of conformity. Not bad.