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Hexagonal Cocktail Table

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I originally documented this project on December 14, 2016. It shows some wear these days, but my son and daughter in law are still using it.

 I built this table as an apartment warming gift for my son and future daughter-in-law. They both really liked a table they saw in a furniture store (Bratton Hexagon Bunching Cocktail Table), but it was way out of budget. I thought building a replica would be both a good opportunity to practice my developing SketchUp skills and a challenging woodworking project.

The SketchUp model is available on the 3D Warehouse.

The original table has a metal frame and oak-veneer top and shelf. I have no metalworking skills, so I decided to use hardwood for the frame and trim and paint it with Rust-Oleum metallic oiled bronze spray paint. I had some reconstituted zebrawood veneer left over from a previous project, and I thought it would echo the prominent oak grain of the original, but in a more contemporary way. The top and shelf are MDF veneered with the zebrawood and finished with Watco danish oil.

The overall dimensions are approximately 24" wide (side to side), 28" long (tip to tip), and 18" high.

For more details, see this series of blog posts (on LumberJocks, to be migrated here later). 

11 Comments

thats wild ron.might get dizzy if i had too much to drink though-lol.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Sharp looking table, a well done. you managed to get a 3D effect on the top,

Main Street to the Mountains

This is so neat.  I love the straight grain of the bottom to balance the visual interest with all the angles in the top.  Really a one of a kind piece.  Great project!!
I like the pattern Ron. Nice table.
I did a whole bar out of the same material, you want to talk dizzy?
Maybe I'll post it in the coming days.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Thank you all for your positive comments.

I would like to see that bar, Bentlyj…
WOW...That is just outstanding !!!!!!!!!!!! I love it  !!

Cheers, Jim
Ron Stewart
I would like to see that bar, Bentlyj…
IDK,  it's pretty scary.  I'll have to think about it. I don't really want to show it as a project.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

cmon bent,we can handle it.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

I swear it will make you dizzy.  You think that wall I just posted is bold,  lol just wait.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

hell im already dizzy,bring it on !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.