This mesquite coffee table is a mate to another project found on this site. I was especially captivated by the unique design of the wood’s ends – eaten up by the various bugs that once lived in the tree. The low and long format makes a striking statement in any setting.
Designed to fit into tight corners while maintaining surface area, this triangle table has a light footprint that draws attention.
This particular table is constructed of narrow cedar strips, arranged for a contrast in the wood’s grain. It would be possible to
make a more subtle top out of less contrasting wood.
This project involved a large cedar round that was actually multiple trees that grew closely together. Colored epoxy was used to help bind the separations into a single form. A geometric welded steel base completes the look – it’s simple lightweight structure supports the heavy top while keeping the eye drawn upwards towards the deep lustre of the wooden piece.
If you’re interested in gaming, then you probably have multiple systems and that becomes a storage problem. It would be cool to play them all when you want to, but how do you store them properly? This project addressed that with a pair of steel tower shelves that were measured out to house multiple consoles, games, and controllers.
As a drummer, it’s easy to collect a lot of gear, and storing it can be somewhat of a problem. So, the solution was to build a shelving system that could handle different sizes of drums, various cymbals, and hardware. My particular set of drums are made of popular, which is a lightweight wood. This allowed me to construct the shelving with half inch steel, and made the shelving unit easy to move if needed. For heavier weight, something like this could be made with 1″ steel tube and reinforcement under the shelves – adding more rigidity and the ability to carry much heavier loads. In fact, you can see an example of this on my closet shelf <photos coming soon>– another project where I needed to store things.
There are many things from our childhood that we hold on to as we age, mainly because it captivated us the moment we saw them. Our friends have a collection of antique Star Wars figures that they wanted to showcase in their home, to help preserve that feeling and hopefully pass it along to the next generation.