For my daughters’ school auction, I created a low side table (22″ tall). Using tubing for the legs to reduce the overall weight of the table, I curved steel in a jig to give the small, rigid table the illusion of movement and flow. Then I incorporated rivets to provide some classic blacksmithing style to the modern design. Balancing the contradictory nature of old (smithing) and new (electric welding systems) has always intrigued me. The beautiful table top is a thick slice of live-edge black walnut, native to the Pacific Northwest.
The steel is finished with a traditional “black wax” finish. The wood is sealed with matte Vermont Natural Coating.