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dodgydingo 12-08-2008 01:15 PM

Built a table for my salon.
 
Thought I'd share a neat little table I built for my boat so I have a proper workstation for my computer. The existing table on my hunter 33 had a nice dining table that opened up right smack center of the boat, constantly in the way. And it was a few inches too high to be comfortable to work on. My cat also decided it was a perfect place to sleep which got real annoying.

I first cut out in cardboard and refined the shape until I found a shape I like.
http://www.robinbank.com/table/cardboard.JPG

I then cut it out using a hand Jigsaw. The wood was cheap maple from home depot. I bought a 4x8 inch sheet for $45. Plenty of wood for me to learn from and start over if I make a horrible mistake.
http://www.robinbank.com/table/cutout.JPG

I routed the edges in my uncles garage and then sanded it smooth.
http://www.robinbank.com/table/routed.JPG

Brought the board back to the boat for a test fit.
http://www.robinbank.com/table/testfit.JPG

Then pretreated with minwax, stained it with red oak finish, and finally a protective vaneer finish also from minwax.
http://www.robinbank.com/table/stained.JPG
http://www.robinbank.com/table/stained2.JPG

Installed it back into the boat. Used piano hinge along the back wall, and fixed the 3rd edge to the metal pole running in the center of the boat.
Happy to say it looks great, and I don't know how I managed without it.
http://www.robinbank.com/table/installed.JPG
http://www.robinbank.com/table/installed2.JPG
http://www.robinbank.com/table/installed3.JPG

Sorry for the ugly images.. was taken with my iphone.

sailingdog 12-08-2008 01:32 PM

What kind of boat is that??

dodgydingo 12-08-2008 01:32 PM

its a hunter 33.

sailingdog 12-08-2008 01:37 PM

I see you're an intelligent life form... using a Mac instead of a Windows PC... :)

About to get a new unibody Mac Book Pro for Christmas. :)

mrwuffles 12-08-2008 03:40 PM

macs all the way!!!!!!!!!very nice table i like the stain you used on it

Leither 12-08-2008 03:51 PM

Nice job on the table, especially the finish - it looks great.

I couldn't agree more about Mac vs PC, by the way. At present, I have a PC with Vista. Basically it is a good looking interface, but otherwise it is crap!!:mad: Slow, buggy and prone to crashing. I wish I had my Mac back.....

Stuart

sailingdog 12-08-2008 07:00 PM

Poor bastage... who'd you piss of to be serving such a sentence???
Quote:

Originally Posted by Leither (Post 413881)
Nice job on the table, especially the finish - it looks great.

I couldn't agree more about Mac vs PC, by the way. At present, I have a PC with Vista. Basically it is a good looking interface, but otherwise it is crap!!:mad: Slow, buggy and prone to crashing. I wish I had my Mac back.....

Stuart


Perithead 12-08-2008 07:33 PM

That does look good. I like how you integrated the curves in it.

Great Job!

Rockter 12-08-2008 07:45 PM

Good work. Well done.

Leither 12-08-2008 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sailingdog (Post 413969)
Poor bastage... who'd you piss of to be serving such a sentence???

Ahh, 'tis a long story and it involves poverty and errors of judgement. Need I say more?

Stuart


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