Widened Slab Table

May 25, 2013




We bought the biggest slab we could find, then we decided we wanted it bigger…

The huge walnut flitch was just too impressive to split down the middle and add width where nature hadn’t.  Instead, we decided to add the mass we were looking for to the outside.  We left the contoured natural edges intact, created a specialized joint to follow the wavy line, and used a resin inlay to highlight the distinction between the added wood and our original live-edge slab.  The result is a uniform 10′-10″ x 3′-10″ dining table that showcases the cross section of a single tree within.

Leaving the large crack un-filled, while stabilizing it with steel butterfly keys, further highlights the nature of our original workpiece.  The steel finish of the keys complements the legs whose long, delicate curves are achieved by sandwiching a walnut core between two steel plates of the same profile.

Hopefully I get to return and get some additional detail photos of the piece.  At the time of delivery, the family was already showing up for dinner.  I had to let go and let the table do what it was created to do.


3 Piece Table

August 4, 2012

The antique yellow pine for this set was taken out of an industrial building being renovated near my shop in Bushwick, Brooklyn.  The design stemmed from request for a solid table without legroom interruptions, composed of as few pieces as possible. The equation was simple: ‘T’ shaped legs are a good way to keep a table’s understructure out of the way of knees… I only needed two of those, plus one beautiful top, adding up to the Three Piece table.

When I produced the first Ply Chair out of found scraps in the spring of 2011, I new I was on to something.  I’m now exploring ways I can bring the beauty, efficiency, strength and practicality of the concept to a larger market.  The set of six chairs and dining table pictured above demonstrate what can be done with only three sheets of plywood.  Low waste production leaves little but the wind over the shop floor behind when a set is completed. Also pictured is the first counter-height stool. A bar-height version is yet to come, along with small accessory tables using the off-cuts from the production of the taller seats.

The material used here is yellow pine underlayment, designed for common construction applications.  It is manufactured close to home in the eastern United States of trees certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council to be sustainably harvested.  Going forward, almost any 3/4″ sheet stock can be used to produce these designs. No matter the material, modest beauty, sustainability and attainability  will be at the core of the product.

Leaf Table

May 12, 2012

New York continues to inspire space centered designs.  With the leaf down, this trestle makes a perfect desk at 2’x5′.  Lift the leaf, slide the base over to support it and you have space to seat six around the 3’x5′ surface.

Work Table and Benches

April 7, 2012



Practical, simple, clean, affordable.  Salvaged spruce.  Well considered proportions.

Martin Table

January 19, 2012

We didn’t want the legs of this table to disappear under the large reclaimed wood top, nor did we want more obstruction to leg room than was necessary.  Instead of using steel bar or tube, we achieved  volume by designing with heavy gauge sheetmetal, bent and formed to a custom profile.  The result anchors the space without feeling too heavy. The top is made of floor joists salvaged from a renovation at my shop.


Farm Table

August 31, 2011

Constructed of reclaimed antique pine floor joists, this table proudly displays the patina of its providence.  At 3’00” x 7’00” there is plenty of room for a large group plus family-style serving platters.   To counteract it’s size, the design incorporates removable legs and apron so that it can fit up that tight stairwell and be assembled in your dining room.