traditional furniture coffee end table

New Product Launch, “Traditional Series”

I’m very excited to launch my new line of tables, the Traditional Series. The name for the series is rather misleading, as you’re unlikely to see anything close to this in a traditional furniture store. The biggest departure from classic tables is the inset top with exposed joints. Maybe its just the engineering geek factor inside me, but I love seeing how objects were constructed, and thats why I don’t make any effort to hide the joints on my pieces. Now, don’t be fooled, the exposed joints aren’t a result of laziness but of pride. It takes a lot of time and commitment to make sure every piece of the puzzle fits together seamlessly. If I just slapped a wooden top onto the legs, there’d be no consequence for an ill-fitting joint, because no one would see it. But leaving everything visible and touchable cuts my margin for error down to the thousandths of an inch, just where I like it.

That same overachieving philosophy is what drove me to inset the top. Having seamless joints is easy with the right tools, and if that’s all I wanted I could have taken the easy way out and put a glass top on it.But setting a wooden top down into a fixed frame seamlessly takes it to another level entirely. If the top is even .05 inches too big, the joints will have gaps. And if it’s .05 inches too small, the top would have an unacceptable gap.

To view the full gallery of the Traditional Series collection, along with pricing information, click here.