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    A few years ago I bought a 'milking Stool' style wooden thingie from Ikea. I'm still not sure why I bought it as even the Ikea Staff weren't sure what it was for, but think I may have been swayed by the fact that unlike everything else in their giant warehouse, this was made from solid timber and well made too.

    It's useless to sit on, as being 3 legged it tips over as quickly as you can lean back but would make a good 'coffee table' if only the top surface was flat instead of concave. I figured maybe pouring liquid silicone into the concave well of a surface might work in a style that compliments it's aesthetics but after watching a couple of Youtube videos think this path leads to disaster, so other than placing a large rattan place mat on top I'm a little stuck. It's about 18" dia


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    Default Re: Filling the void in a concave surface

    Glue a round piece of glass on top

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    Default Re: Filling the void in a concave surface

    Err, unless theres a bit of optical illusion going on that looks convex to me.

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    Default Re: Filling the void in a concave surface

    Get a sheet of glass cut to the correct size, stick clear silcone 'dots' on the glass, towards the edge, at most half a dozen.


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    Default Re: Filling the void in a concave surface

    Resin for the win, hit YouTube up.

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    Default Re: Filling the void in a concave surface

    Quote Originally Posted by demographic View Post
    Err, unless theres a bit of optical illusion going on that looks convex to me.
    Concave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Concave
    Thinner in the middle is concave but fatter in the middle is convex.
    Looks to be fatter in the middle to me?


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    Default Re: Filling the void in a concave surface

    Quote Originally Posted by demographic View Post
    Thinner in the middle is concave but fatter in the middle is convex.
    Looks to be fatter in the middle to me?

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    Possibly, I am viewing it on my phone which isn't so hot.

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    Default Re: Filling the void in a concave surface

    Anyway, assuming it is concave. Just fill it with car bodyfiller and paint it? Or the blobs of silicone and glass idea will work

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    Default Re: Filling the void in a concave surface

    If you bought it for the wood, then go for the glass option so that you can see it.

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    Default Re: Filling the void in a concave surface

    I am going with convex.
    How about three small alloy pillars with internal threads and a glass top sitting (drilled) on those?

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    Default Re: Filling the void in a concave surface

    I see it as being convex from the edge to in a bit and then concave to the centre. Like a red blood corpuscle.

    Make a giant wood lathe and turn it flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidat19 View Post
    I am going with convex.
    How about three small alloy pillars with internal threads and a glass top sitting (drilled) on those?
    Because when it gets dusty underneath, if it's just resting on silicone dotes it'll be a lot easier for his cleaner to sort.

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    Default Re: Filling the void in a concave surface

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    Because when it gets dusty underneath, if it's just resting on silicone dotes it'll be a lot easier for his cleaner to sort.
    Why make life easier for the cleaner...they loikes a challenge!

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