Industrial End Table

 

Steps

  1. Break Down Parts: Break down your rough material into manageable parts. When working with metal, always cut the metal into pieces that are longest first. Then work your way to the smaller parts.
  2. Prep Material: Prepping the material when working with aluminum is important. Be sure to chamfer all of your edges and clean them with a stainless-steel wire brush. This helps create a strong bond and joint.
  3. Layout: Layout your basic frame joints and either mark them or reference them for assembly. Once again, make the largest parts of the project first whether that is the face or the sides.
  4. Assemble: Begin by making as many one-sided joints as possible, these are essentially L joints. Then connect these to create the shape you are looking for. Ensure you are making as many flat parts as possible
  5. Brazing: When you begin the brazing process you want to emphasize the cleanliness of the aluminum, use a stainless-steel brush and chamfer your edges. Heat the aluminum and not the rod. Once the aluminum is hot enough, swipe the joint with the brazing rod. When it melts it is at the proper temperature.
  6. Finish: When the metal base is assembled, finish the metal by wiping it down with acetone and then priming it with a multi surface primer. Then use a black enamel for finish. Finally join the wood panel top to the base securing with holes through the side rails into the wood.

What You'll Need


TS8000
TS8000

Max Heat Torch for Faster Work Times

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MG9
MG9

14.1 oz. MAP-Pro™ Hand Torch Cylinder

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Materials

  • Aluminum Brazing Rods
  • Stainless-Steel Brush
  • Metal File
  • Self-Etching Primer
  • Matte Black Metal Paint
  • Wood panel sized for aluminum table base
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