The “Painted Sky” Table

IMG_1206I end up really liking most everything I build.  Cool beds…tables…I usually don’t build anything that I end up saying “I wouldn’t put that in my house”.

Then, theres this – I would have this in my house…..I would actually love to have this in my house…perhaps more than any other piece to date.  I love this table. There, I said it.

This table has been the single largest effort I have done on anything Ive built since Ive started Modern Americana way-back-when.

It started out like most projects do…emailing pics back and forth with the client…talking…deciding…un-deciding and the re-deciding…all the good stuff that goes into coming up with this incredible idea for a table.

I designed these legs in Autocad and had the silhouettes cut on a water jet machine for precision. Once cut, I began the tedious chore of tack welding and bending more steel around the silhouettes to make a solid leg. All in all I have over 50hrs alone in fabrication on these legs! It was no small task. Once welded up and ground smooth, the legs were powder coated “Navajo Copper”. A brilliant combination of turquoise with small “veins” of copper showing through…just spectacular!

Then, theres the 300lb slab of Poplar for the top. Lets just say that I owe my neighbors a few beers for helping me move this monster of a piece of wood when I needed to…which was quite often!

The top was originally planned to be bleached white, but mockups tended to look a bit “cartoonish”. The client and I decided to simply poly the natural wood and let the beauty of the natural grain compliment the amazing color of the legs.

This table is cool…Thank you Samantha and Scott.









One Response to “The “Painted Sky” Table”

  1. […] of anything, the bases on these benches were powder coated the same color as the legs of the Painted Sky Table I recently delivered. This is due to two things…one, I wanted to see the blue with a darker […]

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