Elaine Townsend Table July 06th, 2018 - 16:34:33
Another idea is to use tree stumps or other beautiful pieces of wood. The top surface can be sanded and polished to make a beautiful, natural surface. Alternatively, beautiful pieces of driftwood can have legs added to make a wonderful centrepiece coffee table for your room.
My medium of choice has long since been steel. Steel creations are permanent and the options in their design are limitless. After years of creating wall and free-standing sculptures I recently decided to focus my creative efforts on functional sculptures in the form of contemporary end tables.
Whilst many pieces of furniture are primarily about function and need to be of at least a reasonably standard size and shape to serve their purpose adequately, coffee tables are one area where individual taste and style can be allowed to run wild.
A table of this variety is a great to place in areas where you have limited room or where people will be walking, such as hallways or main rooms. Because of their shape, they create the illusion that they extend from the wall, forming a natural smooth curve. This makes them attractive to the eye and can add a flow of vision and movement to a room.
The first step in creating anything new is deciding on a style. I wanted something with a lot of open space that could be viewed from all angles, including the top. Inspiration comes from industrial style building elements and bridge truss structures. My interest is in the structure behind the facade. In many cases that structure looks very interesting but is seldom seen.
Large wicker picnic hampers can also work in this way too, although they do not provide a very uniform top surface. They do though look stylish, particularly when aged.