Collapsible 40” IR Touch (Coffee) Table
Posted: 03 January 2014 09:50 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I’ve been working with a local wood shop to build the table pictured below.  The goals were to build something sturdy and easily shippable.

The resulting table is made from White Birch Plywood.  It is cut on a CNC machine and then hand treated to round corners and ensure solid joints. 

The final table build is toolless.  All of the parts slot together and are self supporting.  This build was specifically designed for my Monolith IR Frame based screens.  These have a steel housing around them which, when combined with the ribs, creates a remarkably sturdy table.  We stacked over 600 lbs of kit on top of an assembled table at the shop without the slightest wobble!

The inner ribs (again, see the pictures) can be cut to accommodate any size screen.  The current build is for a 40” unit based on a samsung ME-C screen.  We could just as easily cut ribs to support a flush mounted 32” 3M or TRu screen.  Going up in size would require a little bit of design time at the moment as our CAD software doesn’t preserve the slot dimensions on scale—the target was a coffee table and bigger doesn’t always mean better.

The pictured unit is raw wood—no finish.  I’ll be having these done up paint, varnish, or vinyl according to customer needs.  For my own purposes, we’re just going to stain this one with a sealant and play some games!

Total end cost is around 450 - 650 USD depending on finish.  The whole things breaks down into flat parts and which can be shipped with a screen(!).  For our 40” screens, these tables actually fit in the same box with the screen—personally, I’m very excited by this.

[This one came home for a photo shoot post holidays, sorry for the kids toys and what not in the images! Totally in my living room]

Key Features:

+ Toolless assembly/disassembly
+ Flat packable for easy storage or transport
+ Supports a tremendous amount of weight (600+ lbs)
+ Variable finish
+ Modular rib system allow for swapping display types/sizes
+ PC Shelf for mac mini/nuc/setback PC—taller systems can be hung via standard VESA 75x75 or 100x100 from the same shelf.
+ 5” Lip allows for books and other content to be used on the table without interrupting IR touch events

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Posted: 03 January 2014 11:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Additional images showing dimensions…

... this set also includes an image of the screen thickness of the redesigned Monolith—1.5” at the edge. 

I find myself on the fence about placing such a slim packaged screen in a deep coffee table, but the ability to hide a decently powerful PC makes it worth the extra height on the sides.

Dimensions for the table are:

19” Tall by 29.5” Wide by 45” Long.

The PC area is:

2.2” Deep by 16.5” Wide by 16” Long.

The reverse side of the PC shelf can be used to hang a system which exceeds 2” tall or needs additional ventilation. 

The screen dimensions are:

1.5” Deep by 21.75” Wide by 37.25” Long.

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Posted: 31 January 2014 10:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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And so it begins.  We’ve updated the design to offer a thinner deck while still supporting a 2.5” deep shelf.  We’ve also updated to have a fully size desk/table unit in addition to the lower coffee table model.

With the longer legs on the table version, we crafted some “feet” which supply added rigidity to the vertical spars.  With these little coasters in place, the table is nearly indestructible.

The top in the photos above is a test template, thus the wholes all the way through.

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Posted: 06 February 2014 09:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Great Work, how much would it be with the table, finished in black, and 40” touch screen included, shipped to Mexico?

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Posted: 14 February 2014 10:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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