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Writing Table

An early effort from 2006. Rather than taking the bus to the Newark, NJ IKEA, my wife (the writer) and I decided to put a couple of slabs on sawhorses for her writing desk in our NYC 5th floor walk-up. A sawyer in northwestern Connecticut had given me a couple of short slabs of black walnut (he was into naval timbers, which black walnut is not), which my wife and I worked together on to create the top. Later, I retrofitted a white oak base derived from the A-frame sawhorse design. It actually became surprisingly good looking once we replaced the metal sawhorses. The Hansen Family of Scandinavian designers recently released a dining table that utilises similar joinery and leg configuration for the production market. L 36 x W 43 x H 30.