An initial iteration of my thesis this table celebrates its planning, fabrication and use. It's constructed simply of birch ply cut on a CNC mill and assembled with minimal post-processing. However, it's material treatment, finely sanded and vibrantly stained, and composition, with solid mortise and tenon joinery, speaks to a level of wholesomeness and craftsmanship commonly associated with hardwood construction. It's design builds on contrasts between forms, materials and mechanisms of utility, specifically tangental surface transition, plywood, and sheet metal drawer slides, both fulfilling their roles and existing as aesthetically valuable elements of the whole. As the conceptual basis for this collection it represents the idea of utility pushed to aesthetic autonomy.