This is a stainless steel coffee table base I made recently. The top is a piece of acrylic that has another piece of stainless inset into it to create the appearance of the base coming through the top.
I welded up a framework of 1/4” stainless and then rolled the four 1/8” thick plates to create the final skin. After much welding, grinding and sanding I got the base finished. Hopefully soon I’ll get pictures of the entire table assembled.
This is a small dining table I made for a client using a slab of black walnut for the top. This client loved the natural edges as well as the rough end cuts from when this log was originally cut. She also loved the idea of seeing some of the base through the crotch of the slab which was a fun element to play with.
The top received a clear lacquer finish and the base received a powdercoat finish.
This is a claro walnut slab side table I made for a client who saw the HGTV show I was on. She wanted to surprise her husband by having me build this table for his birthday.
This table was really fun to work on and the size of the slab allowed me to scale up the dimensions of the legs and clamps that I fabricated. The top received a satin clear lacquer finish and the base a silver powdercoat.
This is a steel flatbar base I made for a designer client recently. The base is made out of 3/4” x 2” cold rolled steel. The final finish was a matte black powdercoat and the bare metal of cold rolled stock takes powder really well.
I believe the top for this base was a stone.
This is an outdoor bar table I made for a client on Nantucket this year. The top is a single piece slab of Claro Walnut that was just under 14’ long and had tons of amazing character to it. The landscape architect on this project wanted the table base to attach at one end to a stone wall and have one angled leg on the other end.
Since this table is being used outdoors I used an exterior oil with UV inhibitors for the top finish and the base got a two step marine grade powdercoat finish with the final color being an architectural bronze.
In the photos you’ll see how the table attached to the wall but after we installed the table the masons continued building the wall so that the table top appears to come out of the corner of the wall.
This is a coffee table I made for a designer client recently. The image of what she wanted me to fabricate was a forged leg so since I’m not a blacksmith I figured out a way to create a similar look by fitting one piece of square tubing over another.
The top was rift sawn oak and got a stained and washed finish. The base got a golden base coat with a dark brownish topcoat which was hand brushed to show hints of the gold beneath it.
And finally the entire bench together and at the client’s home.
This is a section of rot on the bench top that I infilled using a piece from one of the cuts. I made a male and female template so that I could route out the rot and make a piece to replace it.
This was fun to do and when done blends nicely with the curve of the grain.
Here are some process photos of the English Elm slab bench I made this year. The client liked the figuring in the middle of the board so I made the miter cuts from both ends to keep that portion intact.
The last two shots show the miter before and after gluing. After this I finish cut the top to size as well. The next couple of posts will show an infill as well as finish shots of the bench.
I recently made another pair of cast bronze table legs for a client in New York. This time they just wanted the legs since the we’re having the top made locally. I used the pattern I made last year and had a new pair of legs cast and this is what they looked like after I was finished with all the weld repair and finish work I did on them.