Monday, August 30, 2010

Rancho Davis Coffee Table

   This wonderful "little" table was commissioned for a local community center. Oddly there was some concern over theft(?!) so I was asked what might be done with that condition. The solution came in the construction. The steel is 1/4" thick 2"x2" square tubing of which there is almost 30 feet (10 m) in the frame. On the top is 2" thick old growth Redwood that came from the foundation of a razed building in the community. When completed the table ended up weighing about 300 lbs. (150 kg)! Theft of this table is not such a concern anymore!
   The steel is welded at all junctions and the top is attached with hidden fastenings. The wood is clear coated and waxed. The steel finish consists of bluing and then waxed.
The tables' natural enviroment.

Some rough pictures of the construction process.