Saturday, 30 April 2011
I have been working on different table designs for a while now and have settled for a square top. The table featured in the top image will be used in my portable room as after making the table in the bottom photo, it turned out too large. I prefere the narrower, taller table as it seems more in proportion. The second table may feature outside for my mini installation. The table has been much harder to construct than I first thought. The cardboard has had to be layered together significantly to produce something which strong enough. When glued together, the table becomes very strong carrying over 20 heavy books as a test! By making the base the way I have it means the table can be slotted together, then a think layer of glue attaches the table top. Although I am trying to stray away from too much glue, in this case it really helped reinforce the card. I still have had the slotting together element in place so haven't relied too heavily on glue. Overall, I am pleased with my finished table.