I used an old book i had, it was only gathering dust! I cut the pages of it and started folding them so that they turned out into strips.
After i made a few i started gluing them together to form a circle with them, for the base ( it was meant to be one !).
I made the circle with a diameter of 20 cm and then stopped going! As i was making the base i noticed a metallic tray i had on the table, which had cost no more than 3 euros and then…inspiration came! Hohoho… kidding! I glued the paper onto the the back of the tray so as to make a side table!
I had to think of something to support my table! At first i thought of making small circles with the paper strips. Then i considered trying to make small triangles with the paper and gluing them around the base until i reached the desired height for my “furniture”. So…
First i cut each piece of paper into 4 smaller pieces.
Then, i folded each small piece into a strip, like the ones for the base. Now the tricky part (for me at least!). I made triangles with each side equal to another.
I made the triangles for the first row 4.5cm each side, but there was a big gap at the end…
I am not a very practical person, luckily my love is! So he did some math, counting the perimeter of the circle and dividing it by 10( we used 20 triangles, alternating them up and down). We made each triangle side 4.9 cm, calculating that their top would occupy some space to their joinings. So…if you want to try that and want 20 triangles, like we did, divide your perimeter by 10 and add a little something to your result for the place each triangle meets another. I am sorry if this sounds complicated! In my mind, in greek language it sounds ok! I’ll be glad to answer any questions! Ok…moving on…I started adding rows until i reached the desired height!
We decided to paint our new table red, spray paint it actually. It is a little lighter then the red i would prefer, i might repaint it! Here it is…it is not 100% straight, but we love it anyway!
It is not 100% straight, but we love it anyway!