Illusion Table

This table has a top made from reclaimed wood, oak flooring from a old barn. They were planed slightly, then sanded such that the clean wood inside is exposed and sort of fades into the patina that was there before, from the rough sawblade and the weathering over time. It is finished with mineral oil, which gives it a really beautiful sunburst color. The ends of the boards have been burned to blend in. The endgrain is really cool looking on this top.

The base is made of 3/4 square tubing legs with flat stock bracing. The design is actually very simple, but it creates interesting intersections from different viewpoints and looks complex. There's sort of an optical illusion to it, where certain pieces look parallel from one angle, and perpendicular from another.

The metal was finished with gun blue and mineral oil, which darkens it but does not cover any of the joining. Cat included for scale. We imagined this being an entryway table maybe, or a high side table for a lamp.

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