How does the quotidian become something more?
A table for one or for many grew from the need to create a table that would expand in a small attic apartment. After creating several iterations as models I acquired weathered pine from a burn pile at a local lumberyard. The table’s construction is straightforward and expressed, and the grain and texture of the pine allows for a reading of how it is made. The weathered wood shows its history on the untreated top side while the bottom side is planed smooth. This difference between the two sides allows for a subtle distinction between the contrasting states of open and closed. When closed, the upturned leg acts as a frame to reinforce the view out of a window. When open, the joint of the legs pegs through to the table’s surface. Both the top and bottom surfaces anticipate new histories as they await the accumulated signs of use.