Maker Faire Inspires Father/Daughter Steampunk Table

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Maker Faire Inspires Father/Daughter Steampunk Table


Last year was our first trip to Maker Faire Bay Area. My daughter Sawyer and I were inspired by the work and creative projects we saw. Sawyer, who was 7, really got the bug to make things.

One of our first projects was a table built out of 1-inch black steel pipe, wood 2 x 4s, and glass. We finished it off with smooth rolling wheels that enabled us to easily relocate it anywhere in the family room. The black metal pipe and fittings made for easy construction and provided Sawyer and me a chance to work out our design, math, and power tool skills. Materials were acquired online and via the local big box hardware store, which happily cut our longer length and odd length pipe on their in-store pipe cutter and threader.

Sawyer says she is looking forward to this year’s Maker Faire and is excited about visiting with the makers and getting new ideas for a summer of making.

Here’s a video of how the table came together.

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-With help from Sawyer.

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