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This coffee table is a fair old slab of steel! It
now lives in a spacious barn conversion and my customers were
looking for a design that would reflect this environment.
I'm pretty sure this table will tick all the boxes when it's in place.
Its legs reflect the sturdiness of the exposed beams and are forged from
one and half inch thick steel with their ends upset to
swell out further. The joinery is
based on traditional wedged joints
often seen in old barns. A tenon goes through a hot punched mortise
and a wedge is driven firmly through the tenon. Accurate measurements
are needed to make these joints and it always strikes me when making
them how blacksmithing is a wonderful mix of powerful forces
and high precision.
When finished it will have a glass top and should be a nice blend of
contemporary and traditional ... better photos to follow.
The table is 1m by 1m and 500mm high.
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