The other weekend, I was filling my face with the best comfort food around and binging hours of YouTube videos when I came across this wild build by the Slovenian Woodworker. I took one look at his innovative “floating” coffee table and realized I needed to make my own floating cave table build. For my coffee table, I wanted to make it look like a cave. This meant I had to do a ton of gluing and cutting to achieve my vision.
So follow me as I take on one of my craziest challenges yet! If you’re following along at home or want to try it out for yourself, be sure to take a look at my video below.
IMPOSSIBLE Floating “Cave” Table Build
I started my build off by cutting a bunch of strips from large slabs of wood. Next, I cut the strips into 18-inch parts so I could fit them inside my 20-inch wide planer. A few mistakes happened along the way, but that didn’t stop me from pulling off this crazy build. After gluing the strips together, I began to make the cutting boards. For the final steps, I needed to carefully assemble all of the pieces together.
Overall, this was a fun and challenging build that I can’t wait for you guys to watch.
Tools and Materials
John Malecki Reviews the Tools and Materials He Used for This Build
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The idea for the floating table idea came from the Slovenian Woodworker. Check out his floating coffee table video after you finish watching mine.
Tools and Product Affiliates
Check out some of my top tools and product affiliates here.
- Fein TURBO II Turbo
- Bosch 12-Inch DB Glide Miter Saw
- Festool Router OF 1400 EQ
- Forrest Woodworker III 10-inch 40 Tooth
- Jet 20-Inch Helical Head Planer, 5 HP 1 Phase
- Fein 4.5” Angle Grinder
- Lincoln Electric Welding Helmet
- Baileigh Manual Magnetic Sheet Metal Box and Pan Brake
- DEWALT 20V XR Brushless 4.5” Angle Grinder
- High-Performance Polyacrylic Satin General Finishes
- Rubio Monocoat Component Oil Finish Pure
- Minwaxc Polycrylic Water-Based Protective Finishes
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