Table Study

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012

Table Study

Architects like to design tables and chairs.
No exception here.
The impetus for this table was a magnificent sheet of 1/2″ glass that was given to me. It was the perfect size for a large table. It just so happened that we needed a new table for the deck. The whole design took place on my whiteboard. I snapped some photos and emailed the drawings to the welder. I picked up a nice piece of redwood for the spine and some misc. hardware at Home Depot. The steel came with the basic mill finish; I spray bombed it with some clearcoat to delay the inevitable rust. The table has served us well for several years now and doesn’t need any maintenance. We leave it out all winter.

The table has served as inspiration for a client’s new table. Using the same spine and legs concept, I have designed it using more sophisticated tools. This one will spend its life indoors, so the details can be finessed a bit more. The table will work as an extension to the kitchen’s main island and be the main eating area for the residence. Its still a work in progress.