Comments on: How To Build A Giant Table http://www.designmom.com/2009/06/how-to-build-a-giant-table/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:55:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Juliana http://www.designmom.com/2009/06/how-to-build-a-giant-table/comment-page-1/#comment-394754 Juliana Fri, 05 Oct 2012 20:37:17 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=528#comment-394754 Is it loud? I’ve been wanting a stainless steel table top but I have five young kiddos and all the silverware, sounds echoing, a plates banging makes me nervous. Did you ever age the top? Do fingerprints, streaks and smudges make the top look dirty? I LOVE the table and LOVE the plans! Thanks for posting them!

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By: danielle hatfield http://www.designmom.com/2009/06/how-to-build-a-giant-table/comment-page-1/#comment-351986 danielle hatfield Sat, 07 Apr 2012 14:34:15 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=528#comment-351986 Thank you for such a detailed post on how to make this table. Have wanted to work with sheet metal to create furniture but never found a DIY to nudge me. This is it!

Appreciate you sharing about the bubbles – one challenge I was wondering how to navigate!

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By: Metal Table Tops|table tops wrapped in sheet metal http://www.designmom.com/2009/06/how-to-build-a-giant-table/comment-page-1/#comment-254672 Metal Table Tops|table tops wrapped in sheet metal Mon, 07 Mar 2011 18:49:01 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=528#comment-254672 [...] you who are handy, is to construct your own durable table.  From DesignMom, Gabrielle Blair, her Giant Table project is a perfect solution for customizing one to your specific needs.  Worth checking [...]

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By: Dave C http://www.designmom.com/2009/06/how-to-build-a-giant-table/comment-page-1/#comment-217805 Dave C Tue, 16 Nov 2010 04:34:11 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=528#comment-217805 I have a suggestion for the finish. You can get European tinted wax, or actually make your own by mixing johnson’s wax with stain or acrylic paint, burnt sienna works well. You apply the wax with a rag and just buff it out. You can get a shabby chic antique look in minutes, and it’s permanent. Don’t wax the top!

Great table

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By: kitchendreams http://www.designmom.com/2009/06/how-to-build-a-giant-table/comment-page-1/#comment-217711 kitchendreams Mon, 15 Nov 2010 21:22:40 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=528#comment-217711 this can be inspiration for so many useful pieces in the home. i’m thinking coffee table! thank you!

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By: snapdragon’s first mention: design mom – sublime eye design http://www.designmom.com/2009/06/how-to-build-a-giant-table/comment-page-1/#comment-216236 snapdragon’s first mention: design mom – sublime eye design Tue, 09 Nov 2010 06:42:59 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=528#comment-216236 [...] awesome chandelier she just hung up in her house or when she painted this piano or they built this wicked table. That kinda says it [...]

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By: Kickin’ it With Design Mom | CH&L | http://www.designmom.com/2009/06/how-to-build-a-giant-table/comment-page-1/#comment-214286 Kickin’ it With Design Mom | CH&L | Sat, 30 Oct 2010 19:43:28 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=528#comment-214286 [...] I love the Blairs’ table. Here’s how they made it. Second, the Blairs do not typically have a large piece of white cardboard on their dining table. [...]

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By: Homepodge http://www.designmom.com/2009/06/how-to-build-a-giant-table/comment-page-1/#comment-57547 Homepodge Wed, 22 Sep 2010 04:26:14 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=528#comment-57547 This is awesome!!! Love the do it yourself “hardware store chic” look! Attaching the legs with bolts was an excellent idea. It’ll definitely save your backs if you ever need to move the table (those 4×4′s weight a ton).
About the gorilla glue – glad to see you weighed down the metal when you glued it. The first time I used gorilla glue I didn’t realize it would foam up as it cured. That project had to go in the trash >:( but it’s mega-strong so your top should stay put for a long time.
Thanks for taking the time to write up a great how to!

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By: Kristen ~Pajama Mama http://www.designmom.com/2009/06/how-to-build-a-giant-table/comment-page-1/#comment-57235 Kristen ~Pajama Mama Tue, 21 Sep 2010 15:13:31 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=528#comment-57235 What a fantastic table! I love it! Great job!

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By: Shane http://www.designmom.com/2009/06/how-to-build-a-giant-table/comment-page-1/#comment-18552 Shane Thu, 10 Dec 2009 18:09:53 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=528#comment-18552 What a great looking table! If you need some materials like sheet metal and hardware (hex nuts bolts etc) give this guy a try @ http://www.barronnow.com He's got great prices and gets my stuff to me quick. Anyways, this is definately on the todo list! Thanks

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By: erika http://www.designmom.com/2009/06/how-to-build-a-giant-table/comment-page-1/#comment-85705 erika Sun, 06 Sep 2009 20:44:53 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=528#comment-85705 I love this table and intend to build my own smaller version next weekend! I live in a teeny tiny brooklyn apartment with a slanted floor so it will be an interesting adventure! You are so inspiring!

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By: Michelle http://www.designmom.com/2009/06/how-to-build-a-giant-table/comment-page-1/#comment-85706 Michelle Fri, 26 Jun 2009 15:40:40 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=528#comment-85706 I loved your table the first time you posted about it, so I'm really glad you posted the instructions!

I'm envisioning mine to be more of a new island in the kitchen, with barstools for extra seating, and shelves underneath. Just think of the creative juices that are flowing now!

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By: beccy http://www.designmom.com/2009/06/how-to-build-a-giant-table/comment-page-1/#comment-85707 beccy Thu, 25 Jun 2009 16:15:23 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=528#comment-85707 This is so great, and will be perfect to make for my new ceramics workshop! Thanks for sharing :)

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By: Anonymous http://www.designmom.com/2009/06/how-to-build-a-giant-table/comment-page-1/#comment-85708 Anonymous Wed, 24 Jun 2009 01:03:07 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=528#comment-85708 Thanks so much for sharing the instructions. I have 8 kids and have a piece of MDF over an old table to accomodate us. Hard to spend $3000 – $4000 on a table I know the kids will "antique" the 1st day. This is the perfect solution for us. Hopefully we will have agood photo to share.

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By: Rachel@oneprettything.com http://www.designmom.com/2009/06/how-to-build-a-giant-table/comment-page-1/#comment-85709 Rachel@oneprettything.com Sun, 21 Jun 2009 21:55:07 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=528#comment-85709 This is great, as are the tips in the comments. Thanks tons for sharing this, I'll be linking.

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By: Roseanna http://www.designmom.com/2009/06/how-to-build-a-giant-table/comment-page-1/#comment-85710 Roseanna Sun, 21 Jun 2009 08:24:18 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=528#comment-85710 Hi, Looks great…I am impressed with your ambition!
I have seen my husband build quite a few things for our home. One thing I notice is that you directly hammered the sides down on the plywood(I think you wanted the rustic look), an alternative would be to use a block of wood to hammer down the sides and wrap under. In case, someone would like a surface without a lot of hammer marks. Can't wait to see the finished product in your space!

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By: Patti Ryan http://www.designmom.com/2009/06/how-to-build-a-giant-table/comment-page-1/#comment-85711 Patti Ryan Sat, 20 Jun 2009 16:31:29 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=528#comment-85711 Nice project, I admire your creativity.

May I add a couple comments for your readers?

First, the 2x4s are stronger if used on edge (the 1 3/4" side). The wider side is more likely to bow or warp over time (remember seeing bowed boards at the lumber yard). Just turn them on edge and secure in the same matter.

Second, replace the glue with contact cement and you eliminate the drying time. Just brush on to each surface (the metal and the plywood). Let it get tacky, then carefully roll the metal on to the plywood starting at one end. Be careful not to trap air bubbles.

Now you can move right on to nailing the edges, etc.

I used to design projects for "Woodworking for Women" books and the magazine (now gone sorry to say).

Patti Ryan
Designer-Writer-Editor-Photographer,
Totally-Creative Emagazine
http://www.totally-creative.com
http://www.pjryandesigns.wordpress.com

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By: Sara http://www.designmom.com/2009/06/how-to-build-a-giant-table/comment-page-1/#comment-85712 Sara Fri, 19 Jun 2009 10:21:12 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=528#comment-85712 I'm wondering how much it ended up costing in supplies? My husband and I are thinking of embarking on this (but we'd need a smaller table).

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By: amyks http://www.designmom.com/2009/06/how-to-build-a-giant-table/comment-page-1/#comment-85713 amyks Fri, 19 Jun 2009 08:33:15 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=528#comment-85713 That is such a great table…thanks for the how to.

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By: Tracey Willey http://www.designmom.com/2009/06/how-to-build-a-giant-table/comment-page-1/#comment-85714 Tracey Willey Fri, 19 Jun 2009 08:18:56 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=528#comment-85714 I began collecting materils for my own "metal top table" shortly after reading your first post.
Thanks for sharing your results, I am so excited to begin one of my own.
I am still deciding on the top…leaning towards zinc, but may go a different route for cost.
Thanks again, great post.

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