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Campfire Coffee Table
This is a hybrid outdoor hearth and table that I designed and built. I was inspired by
campfires, which are great for keeping parties going on late summer
evenings. I wanted to be able to recreate a campfire in my backyard with
the added convenience of having a table where people could set drinks and food.
The table top is removable tiles
that can be cleaned an/or replaced as needed, either to replace broken
tiles or just give the table a whole new look. I designed the frame and bowl in
Solidworks. I orderd the steel from a local shop and cut it to size before I TIG
welded it in Stanford's machine shop. To get the rounded corners of the ring that holds the
bowl I used a tube bender. The four feet are adjustable, allowing
the table to sit level on uneven surfaces. The bowl is made of steel sheet metal.
The seams are at the midpoint of each side allowing the corners to be
elegantly rounded. This was done with a sheet metal bender. A final black powder coating finish was
put on the table to give it a shiny finish and protect it from rust.