This simple end table was made without welding of any kind. The top and bottom are plate steel, and the connections are all riveted. All materials are mild steel, with a clear satin finish.
This shot shows how the leg passes through a hole in the top and is riveted over. This joint is strong and beautiful, not requiring grinding or dressing as would a welded joint. In this way the honestly expressed joinery becomes an essential element of the design.
In designing a piece of custom furniture, the goal is to produce work that is functional, beautiful, and original. To that end, I am constantly producing work like this to explore new ideas. Any of the ideas on these pages can be expanded or explored further in new designs.