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    Glass coffee table - finished

    Good day

    Yesterday, I posted the WIP of the glass table and today...the finished one...

    But first, I would like to show you the original table that I made some 10 years ago in Japan



    After we moved to Israel "we" decided to strip it off and stain it...



    Two drawers, one from each side...



    A look under the table...you can see the bolts that are holding the top



    Another view without the drawers




    The original table is made of Lauan but the new top is made of oak.....
    The base inside the frame is 1/4" plywood, on top, white cardboard...dried flowers and 1/4" glass.















    Regards
    niki

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    Niki,
    Interesting 'evolution' of the original table. The new glass-insert top looks really good.

    Where's the carved chair next to the table from? It looks like some of the carving work I saw in New Delhi many years ago.
    Jim D.
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    Thank you Jim

    The chair and the mask on the wall are a present from the son from his visit in Africa....
    Hand made........I cannot make it even with machines...

    Regards
    niki

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    I like the glass top idea, Niki. Is it relatively easy to open up and put different arrangements under the glass? I could see this being a neat "seasonal change" thing.
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    Thank you Vaughn

    Oh yes, it's very easy...the glass is just "sitting" inside the frame (if you'll have a look on the WIP pics, you'll see that I made simple rabbet and the plywood, cardboard and glass are sitting on this rabbet) just a push from below and the glass comes out

    You don't have to go, here is the pic

    Regards
    niki

    Last edited by Niki Avrahami; 12-16-2007 at 09:53 PM.

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    Beautiful work Niki, really like style. Have wanted to build glass top tables myself for a while now, but unfortunately they wouldn't have survived my teenagers, maybe in another year or two.
    Darren

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    Thank you Darren

    You are correct...I learnt that you make glass tables only after the kids are leaving the home

    Regards
    niki

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