Table of Contents
- 1Introduction, overview
- 2Wood sizes, Angles, Material list
- 3Plans: Side elevation, Legs, Spoke pieces
- 4Plans: Spoke cutting detail
- 5Plans: Table and seat board cutting detail
- 6Cut the spokes to length
- 7Shape the ends of the spokes
- 8Assemble the spokes
- 9Cut the tabletop and seat boards
- 10Fix some seat boards
- 11Fix the rest of the seat boards
- 12Fix the tabletop boards
- 13Align the upper and lower frames
- 14Cut and fix the legs to the spokes
- 15Drop in the umbrella
This project has been completely re-built and re-written.
The basic design of the table has been kept pretty much the same as the original, as it has proven to be a very good and robust design.
User concerns regarding the original version have been mainly to do with the prose rather than the design, citing unclear angle information, certain hard to understand segments, and lack of explanatory detail as being the main culprits.
Hopefully all those concerns have been addressed in this version.
Ft and inch version:
Other changes (from the original plan) include using 2″x6″ Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees instead of 2″x4″ for the legs,
and adding an allowance for an umbrella, albeit off center.
Millimeter measurements. version:
Other changes (from the original plan) include using 150mm x 50mm wood instead of 100mm x 50mm for the legs, and adding an allowance for an umbrella, albeit off center.
This table basically comprises of two A plane figure with six straight sides. A regular hexagon is one with all six sides and all six angles equal, the angles all being 120°. Congruent regular hexagons can be fitted together to cover completely a plane surface. Apart from squares and equilateral triangles, these are the only regular polygons with this property. 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.
Ft and inch version:
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
The frames are made out of 90mm x 45mm wood, and the tabletop boards, seat boards and the legs are made out of 145mm x 45mm wood.