Tables. They provide places to put things, set down belongings, relax by or have dinner on.
More options in sustainably made furniture are inspiring some beautifully crafted pieces. The following table designs are just a few examples of the many circulating pieces that can make a furniture lover pause.
Different bits and pieces of cast off construction supplies like veneer, Formica and fiberboard are made into sheets and then turned into distinct surfaces. The process enhances the natural color and textural details of the wood.
Using salvaged woods and reclaimed materials, Magnetic Grain has creatively rustic tables. Their re|Surface series features reversible slats.
Nina’s House provides an example of artisan made pieces with interesting functions and lots of character. Durable reclaimed wood designs have elements of style and utility, like the polished look or rustic details showcased in their table collection.
From Shackleton Thomas, a fabulous part of their business plan called the Naked Table Project has a unique approach to what is involved with procuring a table. They offer the consumer an in-depth look into furniture making by inviting local groups to attend workshops that offer a hands-on look at the entire process.
Participants not only work on the assembly but also assign replacement tree plantings and learn other significant aspects of sustainable design. Completed tables are broken in with a locally grown community dinner and then delivered to the lucky purchaser. Proceeds of the feast go to local nonprofits.
Since all of us can’t afford hand crafted, artisan made tables, it’s a good thing there are project wish lists and inspirational images to turn to.
To get the look of unmatched, gradient wood but without a hefty price tag, try making a pallet coffee table and stain it in different hues.
Add an unorthodox nod to nature with a hanging table.
Or, bring in the nautical side of life with a handcrafted seaside table.
Apartment Therapy and DigsDigs has roundups of many more original table concepts and DIY photos to check out. For example, makeshift bedside tables can work if you don’t necessarily have construction materials, but do have some creativeness. Also eclectic coffee table ideas may make you want to repurpose your own furniture.
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