A sofa table I designed for an individual who wanted something a bit more substantial in size and utility. The dimensions of the table are 52"W X 32"H X 24" Deep allowing it to easily perform the role of a serving or even a small breakfast table when needed.
The table is constructed from 100% solid slow-growth quartersawn white oak reclaimed from a mule barn on our family farm built in the 1800's.
-All Wood Joinery
-Legs are mortised through the top exposing two of the edges.
-finished in cherry danish oil
Historically the sofa-table often played the role of the dinner table in homes or apartments where space was often limited. At the time it was not uncommon for these tables to feature foldout leaves or even extensions.
It seems now that the 'utility' side of the sofa table is often overlooked, as the focus tends to be on it as solely an accent piece. With just a bit of extra wood these pieces are extraordinarily versatile, much more than then the 12"-19" deep tables, which seem to be about all many manufacturer's offer these days.
This is not to say they don't make beautiful accent pieces, just that it seems a bit of their versatility has been lost in an effort to market so many different tables for very specific aesthetic roles, losing much of the original versatility and utility these tables were originally designed to encompass.