Leaning Hall Table
Maple, Black Walnut Burr
80cm x 80cm x 25cm
The clients approached me looking for a narrow hall table.
They had one, but because of its design, they had had to fill the bottom shelf with stones to keep it from wobbling too much: it was just too narrow to be steady enough.
They really liked my 7-Hall Table, but they didn't like the idea that it needed to be fixed to the wall.
Could I design a narrow hall table, with a drawer that wouldn't wobble, but didnt need to be fixed to the wall? Of course! - I said.
And then went home and started scratching my head.
II knew it was possible in principle.
The problem was to come up with a design that balanced just right.
They didn't want the feet sticking out too much.
They liked the sense of lightness of the 7-Hall Table - so I couldn't make the base too heavy.
And introducing a side opening drawer meant that it also had to avoid racking side to side.
A lot of sketching, some vague memories of physics (how do you find the baricentre of a table?) and a couple of full size mock-ups in the workshop gave me the confidence that I had the right idea.
The clients liked the design. And as they say, the rest...