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Arabica-Nebula
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To make the legs for this table, I rolled 24″ steel mesh into tubes — welding two tubes together for each leg. I flared out the ends of each section to create a star detail in the middle and at the ends. This is a delicate piece, so I was concerned about its ability to hold the weight of the glass. To test its strength, I placed three pieces of plywood and then applied additional downward pressure. The table passed my test. However, when I placed the 1/4″ glass top on it, the gravitation force from the glass was too great and one of the welds where I joined the two tubes failed. I put the table aside until a year later when I decided to add the small bars to strengthen the legs. This time it worked. This coffee (Arabica in Latin) table looks like a star. A nebula is a star that collapsed due to gravity.