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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...

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