This table was one of the first design ideas I wanted to create, because it established the connection of wood and steel – the basis of my creation process. Admittedly, the design process wasn’t perfect – there were many hurdles I had to overcome in order to create such a basic piece of furniture. At this point in the game, I didn’t have a table saw, and my experience welding was rudimentary at best, so I knew things might not work out so great. But, you don’t improve if you don’t try, so again we were off to the races.
Paul McCobb is one of my favorite designers. He made practical but beautifully simple pieces that were available to the masses. Today, it’s a bit more difficult to get his pieces, so I decided to make a prototype of a mid century nightstand that would be a nod to his creation, with some slight variations.