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How to build an Hexagonal Table with Seating
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This is the metric (mm) version. Click here for the imperial (ft and inch) version.

About the wood sizes

All dimensions are in millimeters.
The size of the wood referred to in his project is the actual size, which is the size of the wood after it has been dressed (smooth, planed, finished).
When the wood is dressed, the actual size is then less than the nominal size.
For example: 150x50 when dressed may be 145mm x 45mm actual size, and 100x50 when dressed may be 90mm x 45mm actual size.
The actual sizes can vary slightly from area to area but that should not have any effect on the dimensions given throughout this project. What will vary, depending on the actual size of the lumber, is the gap between each row of tabletop boards and seat boards.

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About the angles

There are two different angle cuts required for this project. One (the most required) is 30 degrees off square, the other is 60 degrees off square.
To cut the 30 degree angle, simply set the blade on your miter saw to the required angle. The 60 degree angle will have to be cut with a handsaw, as miter saws will not do such a cut.

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Click on one of the links below to bring up an angle pattern image. You can then print out that image and use it as a pattern.
30° pattern click here
60° pattern click here

Below is the materials list. It is followed by the plans and then the instructions.

 Material
 Nominal size  Actual size Used for Amount
100 x 50 90mm x 45mm frame spokes 16 metres
150 x 50 145mm x 45mm tabletop boards and seat boards 40 metres
12mm x 110mm galvanized coach bolts with nuts and washers bolting legs to frame spokes 24
galvanized metal strap tie the spokes together 2 metres
100mm galvanized flathead nails   1.5 kg

You will also need six pieces of 18mm thick plywood about 300mm long and 100mm wide (or similar), a bit of glue and a handful of screws.
The plywood pieces are fixed to the underside of the seat boards for added strength.

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