Structural timbers are a common material which so much of our built environment is made of. The thought of creating a durable line furniture from this material was immensely interesting for me, simply because I appreciate the solid simplicity of it all. I have always been inspired by the way in which solid timbers have been crafted within traditional architecture, such as the roofing solutions of Victorian train stations.
It took a while to create a finished product which thoroughly fulfilled my expectations both in terms of stability and appearance. In order to have a very solid table top this product needed to have the most sturdiest of frameworks. I have always admired the honest appearance of woodwork benches and the sturdy nature of farmhouse tables and this line of furniture is very much a fusion of the two.
The Coffee Table is made from scrap wood planks and the leg construction is very reminiscent of traditional carpentry bench design where sturdiness when crafting was an absolute necessity. This piece has been created using a combination of manufacturing techniques. The legs are jointed together using a traditional dowelled butt joint technique and the legs and framework are assembled together with four sturdy carpentry lag bolt screws. It is available in a range of calming homely colours ranging from dark green, to antique black and Swedish red, all finished with a matt gloss varnish.
The coffee table has a very large table top which provides more than enough space for decorative items, mugs, tea pots or the makeshift placement of the ubiquitous magazine. This piece is intended to be a humble focal point of any imaginative lounge environment, providing an interesting accompaniment to existing interior finishes and furnishings. Our intention is that this piece in all its practicality, provides your home environment with a very ethical and durable item of furniture. This piece is incredibly sturdy and lends itself well to a variety of interior environments where durability is a necessity feature for all items of furniture. The appearance of this piece is subtle and versatile which makes it suitable for a wide variety of interior environments.