Grabbable Table

  • Woodturning has such incredible potential in furniture, beyond its purely decorative and ornamental uses. My work in wood looks for the ways we can use the age-old craft of woodturning in non-traditional applications that readdress what it means to activate turnings in furniture.

    In this piece, I turned a pattern of beads to the dimensions of my hand. Removing 1/4 of the spindle results in a 3/4 spindle that can be applied to any square edge surface, to make grabbing that edge instantly satisfying instead of slightly unpleasant. This simple piece of furniture frames the functional detail.