Building a yardage screen printing table – part 2

Posted: June 1st, 2013 | Author: Kathryn | Filed under: printed fabric, printing, random making, screen printing, yardage | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

It’s been a busy week and we’ve had an exhilarating development in the building of our new fabric printing table, it has started to take shape in it’s final position. I’m sure some of you can appreciate how thrilling it is to see it come to fruition, slowly but surely. It is big and is quickly swallowing up the moving (read dancing) space we had in the workshop but it will give us some much needed storage that will enable us to remove all of the shelving and stock taking up more valuable space.

This project has been an epic journey thus far, Aris taught himself to weld so that he could build this table for me so it’s really been a process of discovery, plenty of reading and much practice. Developing new skills is always wonderful and it’s been fun watching him work his way through the problems. We’re excited about the possibility of experimenting with some metal framed furniture once he’s finished.

The bottom of the legs with their cut threads, the feet screw in here:

cut thread to make female connection for foot

With the feet ready, we thought it practical to paint them along with the bottom of the legs before they go down on the floor. The grey paint is one coat of primer and then two coats of black metal paint:

painted table legs and feet

The leg segments, upside down, there are nine of them that will be evenly spaced over the length of the table:

leg segments ready for building the table

The feet finally installed on the legs:

installed feet on table legs

Touchdown, feet finally firmly on the floor:

table feet touching the floor

Capturing the moment when we finally see all of Aris’s hard work come together. We have stabilised the table using wood. With horizontal steel pieces we will now start welding the legs together, segment by segment:

Installing the table

2 Comments on “Building a yardage screen printing table – part 2”

  1. 1 janine@thegoodlifefrance said at 10:32 on June 2nd, 2013:

    Looks absolutely brilliant and the tiles are wonderful – well done you both, know how much this means to you, best and love xx

  2. 2 Kathryn said at 12:36 on June 3rd, 2013:

    Thanks so much Janine! I’ve had the biggest, goofiest smile on my face all week c/o the new table, thrilled to say the least. It is wonderful to see it coming together finally! The tiles are striking. Aris had the extremely laborious task of re-grouting but it’s made a huge difference. Big love xx

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