Tuesday, August 25, 2009

patio dining table prototype

latest project for the backyard:

patio dining table prototype
seats 8 persons comfortably; 10 persons max.

-[4] 4x4 cedar posts
-24 1x4 cedar slats [one side rough]
-a crap tonne of wood screws
-gorilla wood glue

36" W. x 108" L. x 30" H.

3d exploded axon rendering

the primary goal of the aesthetic is the idea of "zero-ness" by concealing every fastener and connection, as if the table was formed through sculpting or subtraction, rather than an additive process.

the materials were leftover from cedar fence project-> using 4x4 posts as structural support, and 1x4 slats for the table top. the top was conceived as a butcher block construction . the orientation of the boards would be strongest this way, and with spacers to let rain/snow fall through. with just a light sanding to finish there will be no stain or sealer applied, and the wood will turn a silvery-gray with weathering over time.

3d axon rendering of table design

margaritas on the job site? ["do what i say, not what I do kids..."]

a profile reminiscent of traditional japanese building forms
[the original aesthetic of minimalism was born out of necessity, not out of fashion]

the exposed "zero detail" where the 3 axes converge and disappear

one third of the table top complete and the chair is for performance testing

that's as far as we got. finalized pics coming soon.



Kilroy Trout said...

I like it - well done :-)

jeanekennethsalvosa said...

nice patio the martial is cheap but looks beautiful,hope more tips you can post this site... windspinner

keri said...

This is nicely done! Thanks for sharing this to us. I would love to try one.
dining tables

dancilhoney said...

Spending family time together is very important and the kitchen table where everything happens is just the place! round dining tables