Hairpinned Table / 2015

The hairpin leg was designed by Henry Glass in 1941 for American Way furniture, producing maximal strength out of minimal material.  For this dining table, the hairpins are reversed, angling inwards to brace swept-back legs. The top is made of wide Douglas Fir planks, with a chamfered edge and through-tenons in each corner. 


Two-Tier Coffee Table / 2014

Coffee table of reclaimed Douglas Fir braces canted leg frames with a simple slatted shelf for magazines, devices, and clutter. 


Hattery Conference Tables / 2012

In early 2012, I was commissioned by a tech startup in San Francisco to build conference tables for their new office. Made of laminated old-growth Douglas Fir salvaged from the demolition, these two tables are 14 and 10 feet long, supported on sleek, swept-back legs that are mortised into the table surface.

First 3 photos by James Buyayo.

Hattery Work Tables / 2012

At the same time, I made six work tables out of the same material. Simple and sturdy, with straightforward square frames, the desks roll on casters and have a routed slot down the center for cable management.

First three photos by James Buyayo.

Folding Low Table / 2011

Designed for tight apartments and built with a salvaged sign and scrap wood, this coffee table folds flat for easy storage behind the futon or under the bed.


Photos by RaMell Ross.

Two-Tone Table / 2011

This coffee table takes its name from a red-cedar racing stripe buried in the laminated pine top, adding a sly bit of color to a monolithic form. A series of slats below the top provides a convenient shelf for magazines and electronics.


Photos by RaMell Ross.

Scrap Table / 2009

Commissioned by a group of designers developing a restaurant, PieLab, in Greensboro, Alabama, I designed and built a large communal dining table out of patched-together scrap wood and threaded rods, sitting atop a farm-style trestle base.


Photos by Ryan LeCluyse.