Verna Conrad Table July 06th, 2018 - 23:03:51
After defining a general style for the new tables, actual designs must be created. In some cases a finished product can be fabricated from a sketch alone. That is not the case with these tables however. Prototypes have to be built based on very rough sketch concepts. The tables have to ultimately be designed three-dimensionally by actually cutting and welding steel. The rough sketches are used as a basic starting point but the overall design is not completely determined beforehand. I use the "design as you go" approach" and each table takes shape on the fly.
Once the overall look has been achieved, work can then begin on a finished version. Measurements must be taken and angles must be figured. There is a lot of math involved. Now each individual piece of steel can be cut and precisely fit to another. All connecting points must be hand welded and each weld must be hand ground. The last step is a chemical oxidation process to turn the steel either brown or black and then a few coats of clear paint are applied to protect the colored finish.
Dual purpose tables - Just like the name suggests the table style gives you additional usage. It can for instance be shaped and designed like a truck so you have a table and a trunk function on one piece. You can store books or shiny decorative items within the trunk for a glamorous look. You can also choose to have one with an aquarium presentation in that the base area that stunning marine life design and colors bringing your table to life. It of course does not have actual fish, but you can choose aquatic plants you want included.
A sofa table is basically a furniture piece that will rest against your sofa or couch. Due to its rather narrow and tall style, it can easily save you space in the living room while at the same time offering you great storage options for various small knick-knacks that can fit on the table. The height of these tables is between 40-50" and the narrow aspect allows them to give a person full access to its whole surface area.
A flat surface is about the only standard requirement of a coffee table, everything else is negotiable. This means that you can custom design a table using any materials that you please. The only consideration that you should take into account is the issue of safety; glass should be tempered glass and sharp corners should be smoothed slightly to prevent accidents. Other than these considerations you have free rein.
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.