Furniture Design... 
...from a building.

Curious how fantastic furniture is made...
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I know what you are thinking upon seeing this sketch..... "That is not furniture", "nor is it a building", as insinuated from the title. In short, YOUR CORRECT! it is neither of those. You see, this is not furniture that you see above, it is a missing piece in a myriad of items found in our day to day life.

Working in architecture, with buildings...especially old buildings, you start to compile material. Drafting paper and pencils and pens are the obvious things that we compile, but what is being referenced here is actual materials from a building.

A wall here, a door there, a window... no idea what i will do with this old column head.... on and on and on, until there are so many things compiled you would think that you went into a very strange antique shop or construction yard upon seeing the storage room at our office. These things are not priceless, and have no value to anyone but us. As in, if not for us it would all be trash, however, in our eyes it is priceless in how it can be used.

Ok, now back to the sketch... it represents the missing link between two half columns, these columns were probably used to make pilasters in some old building interior a long time ago, and the link to floor boards found in a bank renovation our office did here in Galveston Texas. The sketch is the unifier that brings these two item together to create a table. Without it there would be nothing.

In many ways the design seen here is exactly how we come at all our problems and in the end, it does save money, which is good, though more importantly, it creates quality where most could only see trash or disjointed pieces of "cool" looking items.    


Above you can see the floor boards that were talked about, polished with Tung oil (about 3 coats) and left to dry. 


The pilaster in this case were turned upside down as to created more a grounding and to emphasize that these are now the table legs...

The metal backing that holds it all together


Finally the unifying sketch that ties the table together. Jet cable was used to stabilize and as a redundant precaution.  


At last our new conference table, and the end of this newsletter, thank you for following us, and I hope you enjoyed the creativity displayed here as well as our design method. 

Have a wonderful day! 

Thank you for your time.
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