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floating modern cocktail table

Listing #1469   Listed on: 10/02/2008

Company Name: Advanced Woodwork, Inc

Contact Name:   philip

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the slab for this table is zebrawood veneer and the base is maple ply.

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the slab actully slides thru the base

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Posted By: chris     [10/02/2008]
Very cool and sleek. How stable is the far end of the slab?

Posted By: Michele     [10/05/2008]
Very nice. What are the dimensions?

Posted By: andy     [10/09/2008]
how much weight will it hold before tipping?

Posted By: philip     [10/09/2008]
thank you. the slab dimensions are 24" x 48" x 6" thick. i created a pocket in the base for the slab to fit into. the base sits at a 45 degree angle and the weight of the slab counterbalances it. it can hold alot in the center of the slab but not much soley on the end, maybe 25 lbs on the end. its more for lightwieght stuff like magazines and cocktails.

Posted By: Adrien Coblentz     [10/12/2008]
elegant! most impressive. like the wine bottle holders on a very large scale.

Posted By: John Glaister     [10/12/2008]
Beautiful structure and execution. It would be striking set in the right interior. I might be concerned about someone, a child perhaps, being inclined to sit on it.

Posted By: philip     [10/12/2008]
thanks! and yes its not exactly child friendly unfortunatly. im trying to re-design it in a way to make the base much heavier so someone COULD sit on the end if they wanted to but im not sure how exactly...

Posted By: Vijay kunchum     [10/13/2008]
I think, that if you added some dead weight inside the slab at the end where it joins the base-it could create the counterweight and the cantilever could work even with some weight at the far end.

Posted By: Karl Frey     [10/13/2008]
Very nice!!!

Posted By: Doug Pritchard     [10/21/2008]
Awesome piece of woodwork!!!!

Posted By: Skip     [10/22/2008]
Awsome design, very modern and cool. But honestly, it resembles bedroom item (bed)or some king of sofa sit more than a cofee table. If you wouldn't say it is cofee table I bet most people would think it is a bed or sit.

Posted By: philip     [10/22/2008]
yeah its not your typical table.and its definetly not for everyone. but what i intended it to be was a piece of art or conversation piece that also happens to serve as a coffee or cocktail table.

Posted By: rich     [10/22/2008]
Very nice piece of work! Nice contrast also. Did you consider increasing the length of the slab at the base end out past the base and maybe have the base sit at a 30 degee angle? That may increase the weight load at the other end without adding too much additional weight. Once again, good job!

Posted By: philip     [10/22/2008]
thats not a bad idea. i will play around with that. thank you!

Posted By: Doug     [10/23/2008]
Nice looking table. However, I would NOT sell it as is. The liability is too great. You would feel terrible ( and be broke) is a child got hurt.

I suggest acrylic legs on the cantilever end.

Posted By: philip     [10/24/2008]
yeah but legs would then change the whole dynamic of it. then it would not be floating. someone on a hotel project told me that they would like to use them in common areas but they would like the top of the base section to be fastened to a wall which would take away the liability. that seems like it would work without changing the look of it

Posted By: Jeff     [10/24/2008]
There are very powerful magnets that you could imbed into floor and table with opposite poles facing each other. These type magnets are used to transmit energy in large ship propulsion. Downside is it could interfeer with electronic devices or pacemaker. Stainless rod (s) anchored from back side to floor would work. I am a fan, great work

Posted By:     [11/22/2008]
Cut out a large piece of wood under neither the floating end. It would make the end a lot lighter and it would not effect the esthetics of the table.

Just a brilliant thought.

Posted By: kenny     [11/25/2008]
Run a piece of stainless, maybe x 2 parallel to the top at floor level in the center of the table. It would act like a tripod and keep it stable and still keep the look.

Posted By: kenny     [11/25/2008]
I forgot to say I love the table. It has great lines, very nice. Nice work.

Posted By: philip     [11/26/2008]
thank you. it was fun to design and build it. i like the stainless steel idea

Posted By: Scott     [01/26/2009]
I tried something like this a few years back with a book/nick-knack shelf, but it was a complete failure. I think I'll give a try again, after seeing this.

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