April 27, 2013
August 7, 2011
This table’s variations on traditional form make it subtly modern. A single beam supports the length of the top rather than a traditional apron, and the diagonal taper of the legs lightens the piece while gently defying its farmhouse origins. It was born of NYC construction salvage: douglas fir floor joists milled to show fresh new faces. Dark amber stain provides a big head start towards the fir’s natural color after decades of darkening.
March 24, 2011
October 23, 2010
I was shopping for fir, but after one pass through the planer it was clear I had mistakenly come home with redwood. It was hard to be disappointed. In fact, I was inspired enough that I decided to push back the start of the fir commission.
I wanted to keep the two beautiful old planks as close to their original state as possible. Dividing them each with a 2/3, 1/3 cut yielded a nice 3′x6′ table top–plenty of room for the whole family to gather around. From there I let weather resistance guide me: Water will find the easiest way to the ground, off surfaces and between the spaced members, minimizing its effect on the already naturally weather resistant redwood. The bright green detailing channeled my desire to add a bit of excitement to the piece, and serves to seal the end grain for even better outdoor performance.
October 7, 2010
This street vendor inspired, collapsible table is just the right size to carry under one arm, so you can scoop up your merchandise with the other. 32×32 and 28 tall, made of salvaged, wide-plank douglass fir with just the right amount of wear. To see the Pop-Up Table in person peak underneath the merchandise at Big Things pop-up events.
July 24, 2010
This is probably my first successful design. I hacked it together in my back yard in San Francisco with just a skill saw seven years ago. All the components were salvaged off job sites of my construction job at the time.
The rectangular legs are douglas fir. The connective tissue is cherry. Lindseed oil and wax finish.