Rendering of final design
At this point I have finalized my design and all of the dimensions, and now I am starting the process of cutting out my metal pieces. It is important at this stage to make sure I have some key constraints and specifications outlined so that I end up with a functional and aesthetically pleasing product. These are my top 10 constraints and specifications for this project :
Top 5 Specifications :
- Overall dimensions (for just the base without the top) are 30” L x 18” W ( within 0.125” ) and 19.8” H ( within 0.25” ).
- All beam deflections should remain under 0.1” when fully under tension.
- Tension on center cable should remain below 1000 lb.
- Table top will have a 1” overhang on all sides ( within 0.125” ).
- Table top structure should not deflect more than 0.5” in any direction relative to the bottom structure.
Top 5 Constraints :
- All mechanics / tensioners are hidden in the final product.
- I should be done building and ready for finish work by 4/19.
- Metal is to be finished in a way that allows it to fit both the modern and the industrial aesthetics.
- Metal will be sealed with a clear coat to prevent rusting.
- Overall table must be light enough for 2 people to move with relative ease.
I believe these specifications/constraints will be the most important factors in achieving an end product that is highly functional while also meeting my specific aesthetic goals.