When setting out to design a dining table, I wanted something that was unique, but still allowed the natural characteristics of the wood to be center stage. The design I created used different joining techniques that cut down the amount of hardware needed, which I then hid to enhance the table’s seamless, sleek look. A thin, almost weightless top is grounded by a sturdy base that is as visually interesting as its counterpart.
The table is constructed with Hickory and Black Walnut, which plays off of the light and dark differences in the wood species. Each piece was specifically chosen for its grain and natural imperfections. The planks were then placed to play off each other and highlight each grain and color variation.
Coffee Table and Accompanying Side Tables
This family began with the coffee table. I wanted to create a substantial piece that visually held its own, and through its design, caught you off guard. Different size planks with varying grain and color were butted against each other to form a beautiful table that begs for your attention and inspection. Before sealant was applied, the table had a dull look to it. However, after many clear glossy coats were applied, the characteristics of each board came alive.
There are two matching side tables in varying sizes built in the same style as the coffee table. The tables were made with Black Walnut, with each having its own unique presence due to the engrained characteristics of each plank.