Most of the projects we build these days are one of a kind custom pieces. The urban industrial trend has grown up and become more refined evolving from loft dwelling hipsters to formal dining rooms in custom homes using a sophisticated blend of clean, streamline metal and hardwoods.
This design for Mark Findlay Interiors is an elegant 10ft extension dining table in solid White Oak top paired with a streamline mid century base. Originally, the design had been drawn with a wood base; there was no way a structure this thin could hold the weight on a large extension table; we suggested replicating the base in metal. The fabulous part working with metal is it allows for a design that looks airy and delicate, but can carry the weight of a three hundred pound top.
Fortunately for us one of our main metal supplier is right next door.
The center column needed to be a bit wider than the original wood design so we fabricated scale wood mock-up so we could get the angles and design approved before fabricating the final version.
The frame is made of 2" metal tube to ensure stability and no lateral wobbling. Over building is our motto (sorry delivery guys!)
Now that the top and base have been assembled to make sure everything is level and the extensions working well we can start the finishing process.
Before we added the finish coat to the metal we applied a primer coat.
The top upside down in the spray booth . Our client wanted a simple and low profile leaf extension mechanism so we were able to make the apron 2" which left lots of leg room.
Finished and waiting for our white glove shipping company to pickup.