Coffee Table 11: Concrete, Wood, & Steel
Coffee Table 11 is a unique piece of functional art that utilizes the versatility of concrete to create a table top that is different every time. Its thoughtful design allows it to feel at home yet serve as a bold accent piece in a wide range of home decors.
The concrete table top is sealed for stain resistance and can be made in a variety of colors. The top will feature some sort of special element that is different for each client, reflecting his or her design style and personality. The table shown here features an integral sand bed that houses a meaningful driftwood root found on a remote island. The sand bed also doubles as a zen garden or tea light setting.
The top can also be made to house a clean and safe bio-ethanol fire feature, similar to some of the other fire tables in my portfolio. Imagination is our only limitation here.
The base is constructed of a premium hardwood. The table shown here was made with solid oak boards that were stained to a dark walnut color. At additional cost, more exotic woods may be used.
The base features two drawers to keep the surface clutter-free, allowing the table to exhibit its intended aesthetic influence without compromising functionality.
The corners of the base provide both structure and style and can be done in hand-waxed grey steel or wood. (The provided rendering depicts each of these corner designs.)
The table floats 1/2" off the floor, following the spacing of the boards that comprise the base, and the feet are designed in accordance with the type of floor the table will be used on. For hardwood floors, I will use felt over wood. For tile or concrete floors, we may choose to use hidden wheels. In any case, the idea is to make this very solid table easy to move across the floor without causing any damage.
[Photography by Laura Partain.]
Dimensions: 49.875" x 29.375" (Can be made to custom dimensions.)