This is a dining table I have been working on, kind of a continuation of my coaster coffee table. I started this project by cutting all my coaster pieces into 5 1/2″ squares and routing them for a nice detail. This material is from cutoffs of a deck project so it was nice to put them to use.
Once I had all the pieces cut, I worked out just the right pattern, cut the ply and glued the pieces to 3/4″ birch ply. I then made a template of the ply cutout for future use. Once all dry, I routed a 45 degree edge out of the ply and stained the edges dark so that the squares look like they are floating. I also added 3/16″ steel L for additional support as it is a 7′ span.
After finishing the top with teak oil, I welded legs out of 1″x3″ tube steel. This is my first run through this design and ultimately I think I’m going to change the legs to 6″x6″ to give it a little more mass. Otherwise, I really like how it turned out.