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How to build an Hexagonal Table with Seating
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Instructions

This table basically comprises of two hexagonal frames, an upper frame and a lower frame. The upper frame being for the table and the lower frame being for the seating.
Each frame consists of six spokes, or arms, spreading out evenly from the middle (axis), therefore each frame has six sections.
Each section forms an equilateral triangle.
Tabletop boards and seat boards are fixed to the upper and lower frames respectively.
The upper and lower frames can be made up independently of each other on a flat surface.
Once the frames (upper and lower) are made, the table can easily be assembled by laying the upper frame (table top) upside-down on an even surface, propping the lower frame (also upside-down) above it, and then by bolting the six legs to the spokes of both frames.
The frames are made out of 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" wood. The tabletop boards, seat boards and the legs are made out of 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" wood

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the frame spokes Step 1: Cut the spokes to length

The spokes are the arms that run out from the middle of the upper and lower frames. They are all made out of 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" wood (ex 2" x 4").
For the lower frame
Cut 1 piece @ 100 5/8" long with an angle cut 30° off square at both ends.
Cut 4 pieces @ 49 5/8" long, with a square cut at one end and a 30° off square cut at the other end.

a sqaure cut and a 30 degree angle cut

For the upper frame.

Cut 1 piece @ 65" long with an angle cut 30° off square at both ends.
Cut 4 pieces @ 31 1/4" long, with a square cut at one end and a 30° off square cut at the other end.

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