The prototype of my new coffee table, the Perimeter, is finally complete! About a month ago I posted some details of the design process, but afterwards I got sidetracked by a very big, very exciting, and (for now) completely top-secret project. As thrilling as it’s been to work on that project, I was itching to get this new design out the door.
The table’s name comes from its unique, reverse-fastened leg frames. Originally I wanted to use a matte black powder coat over the steel, but I the more organic appearance of the black patina goes better with the oak tabletop. The ammo cans started out as a darker, less saturated green, but I had to repaint them to get rid of some surface rust.
I’m extremely happy with the final product. Apart from adding a coffee table to my line, I’ll definitely incorporate this floating leg design into a future pieces. Between the oak and the steel it is surprisingly heavy, but I’ll dress that up as “substantial” in the product copy.