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Melted Wood

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This table explores the potential richness of using traditional woodworking techniques in conjunction with modern CNC technology. The multifaceted function of the table reinforces the role of the fireplace as the social center of public space within a home.
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  • Coffee table and fireplace bench of hand shaped mesquite and waterjet cut steel.
  • Two elements disparate in geometry are united through their shared materiality.
  • A language of separation defines the casework, a continuity defintes the table and seatback.
  • When possible the tree rings parallelled the seat profile to control seasonal contraction along that path.
  • Casework footing.
  • Footing near seat back provides adjustability according to seasonal shrinkage in wood.
  • "Divot" tenon holds surface to framework below.
  • "Soft" drawer pull.
  • Drawer joinery: dovetails, pins, magnets.

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