I call this The Sewickley Table and it has become one of my favorite projects to date. Taking its inspiration from Herman Miller and Scandinavian aesthetics, I designed this table to fill a very specific need: to display the client’s Bose sound system.
Constructed from a combination of new and reused poplar the table is structurally supported by a custom fit floating shelf bracket mounted to the wall. The legs, while not offer true support, are set at 15° angles and provide concealed cord management for the sound system.
Cord management was a big consideration in this design. The table slab, like the legs, have a channel to hold and conceal power cords.
To create a finish with depth, a combined several coats of primer, paint, and clear coat were applied. The primer was white, followed by red, then black paint. I scuffed the black finish to allow hints of red to peak through, then I top coated it with several coats of polywhey.
The hardest part of the whole operation was giving the table up to its new home. I feel like a piece of me goes into every piece I make.