Originally Posted by baltz526
Dons benches are very nice. I have most of the ingredients out in the pile. 1 1/8" plywood i have. Pipe for at least two legs, i think. hardwood shims cut to the right angle from house jacking/leveling. I guess leg length is my question. And i know i have several 3/4" x 48" heavy pipe and the local hardware probable has the mount rings for it with caps. Would they be strong enough? too long?
I cut the shims from a piece of 3/4x6 maple I think it was. Cut it down to 4x4 square block then stand on edge and cut diagional. If you look at the position of those shims in the photo, draw a square line from the center of each shim and you'll see the all intersect at a spot under the top. Thats suoopsed to be the most stable point. Absolutely no shake in the table. For a seat I have a folding camp stool but I have used a lawn chair and either works the same. The folding stool takes up less space in the car. Legs are 30" threaded both ends so caps screw on the bottom and keep the legs from sinking.
I did one similar before this one but the legs were to shaky. They were 3/4" pipe and flanges screwed right to the table top. It worked by the table was shaky and when the screws worked loose in the soft wood, I could't get then tight again without moving then to a bit different spot.
I have a plan drawned and will scan it and post if anyone wants it. The most expensive part was the top. I had to buy a 4x8 sheet of the stuff and there's enough for three tables there.