Contemporary/Industrial Dining Table
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Contemporary/Industrial Dining TablePosted by Kevin Wein at June 11. 2005
Anyone have any suggestions for a dining table that doesn't cost a fortune. I like the idea of incorpoprating industrial steel i.e. I beams, but would love to be able to present a more complete design to a steel fabricator. I am also open to any other interesting ideas that any of you might have used and/or seen before. Any ideas, or even better pictures, would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much,
Re: Contemporary/Industrial Dining TablePosted by Jeffrey Rous at June 12. 2005
Bludot ( www.bludot.com ) has a few cool and lower cost tables. The Strut table is made out of steel.
The problem you will have with steel is that it is really heavy. Another great option is to use the aluminum base from www.mockett.com and have a custom top made out of any material you might like. The base can be ordered in any size you want.
You could also have a base custom made out of 2x2 steel tube and again have a top made out of anything. You could then have the base powdercoated or galvanized.
Re: Contemporary/Industrial Dining TablePosted by Dan Semar at June 17. 2005
This table don't quite have I beams but is industial. My friend has had this table for two years and it's held up well. Though I noticed they raised the price on it $49 bucks since I last seen it. It's well worth the money in my opinion.
Re: Contemporary/Industrial Dining TablePosted by Debra Booth at December 02. 2005
Can't access the IKEA table--is the URL correct? Any other tables out there?
Re: Contemporary/Industrial Dining TablePosted by Vikas Wadhwa at December 08. 2005
Did u ever think about the cassina la rotunda dining table, except having the base made of of steel instead of wood? simple, contemporary, industrial....and I'm sure it can be easily made by a metal fabricator and you can buy a glass top for it?
Re: Contemporary/Industrial Dining TablePosted by Chris Lazaro at December 08. 2005
Here's an idea: how about poured concrete pedestals using Sonotubes? To reduce the weight of the pedestals, use one large tube with a smaller diameter tube placed inside it. Stabilize the tubes, so that the smaller tube remains centered within the larger tube, then pour the concrete between the two tubes, creating a hollow concrete cylinder. Tear out the Sonotubes when cured, and voila...industrial concrete pedestal. Use one for a small round table, or two for an oblong table. Make the top out of whatever you want. I've never actually done this, but should work in theory.
Re: Contemporary/Industrial Dining TablePosted by Brandon J. Gore at December 12. 2005
Re: Contemporary/Industrial Dining TablePosted by John Paulsen at December 13. 2005
Room Board has some cool raw steel legs in a few different styles that you can purchase separately. You can either fabricate your own top or purchase one of theirs. I'm in the process of completing a tabletop that my dad and I put together (with a little help from Kerf design) that is made out of birch plywood and p-lam. The edges are left raw and the top is covered with Pionite p-lam. I ordered a set of chrome pyramid legs from Room Board to complete the project. I'll post some photos in the furniture forum when it is complete. I probably have a couple hundred bucks into the entire project.
It took me forever to find half way decent table legs...check out the Room Board site...you might be pleased with what you see...
Let us know.
Re: Contemporary/Industrial Dining TablePosted by Adam Phillips at December 15. 2005
brandon..that table is rad...did you have to reinforce the floor?
Re: Contemporary/Industrial Dining TablePosted by Brandon J. Gore at December 17. 2005
Thanks! No, we did not reinforce the floor, it is setting directly on the slab The table, to the best of my recollection, weighs in the neighborhood of 1600-1800 lbs. However, we designed it in easily manageable pieces. It has been moved and re-assembled several times by just 2 guys. In addition, everything is square, and this table is by far the easiest piece we have ever fabricated. We bought the i-beams at a salvage metal yard and they cut them for us. If someone wanted to re-create this piece they could do it themselves for less than $500, all materials included (including the i-beams).
Attached is a photo of a concrete tabletop we recently created. If you look carefully you will see 3 meteorite slices in the front right corner.
Pallas by Konstantin Grcic --- Very CoolPosted by Annie Miller at January 14. 2006
The Pallas table is my pick ---- industrial elegance!
You can buy it at HighTower ... ask for the 40% trade discount.
Be good... Annie
Re: Pallas by Konstantin Grcic --- Very CoolPosted by Mark Kittler at January 18. 2006
Great job on the blog, some of my favorite pieces, and I like that you have included some beautiful acoustical tiles with the furniture. I've been looking for an attractive acoustic tile solution for my open floorplan living/rehearsal space in the Baker neighborhood of Denver and appreciate your comment on the installation. Now I'm curious to see some of your designs or sketches, you obviously have great taste.