The Naiad Voyages

Mark Austen

2016.07.30 - The Table

Today's construction task is not really part of the construction of Naiad but I wanted to do something a little different, just for a change. So I made the table top that will fit on the top of the milk crate. I bought a 2' x 4' sheet of 18mm marine plywood from which the rudder stock will be made and there is a piece 18" x 24" left over, or will be when the rudder parts are cut out. I cut off that extra piece and used part of that as the table. The crate has four "pegs" at each corner that fit into the base of the crate above when stacking them and these will be used to stop the table from falling off. Since this is plywood and not some nice exotic wood part of it will be painted so that you cannot see the veneers.

A piece of the 18mm plywood cut out and the corners removed so that it fits on the milk crate.

Just checking the table top for fit. Here you can see the pegs stopping the top from falling off.

I routed a nice recessed edge on the table top.

The whole thing is to be covered in epoxy resin before any varnishing or painting to prevent any water from getting in. The colour difference is because the other three photos were taken outside in the daylight whereas this one was taken inside after the epoxy had been applied.