This table was developed to match the Hilltop side chair. Similar design features include the tapering turned legs with wedged tenons through the to of the table. The curves of the table at the ends mimic the rail across the front of the chair, but with the addition of a keyhole under the gap in the top. In addition to being an aesthetic feature, that gap serves the purpose of allowing wood movement throughout the season as the humidity rises and falls. As you walk around this table, some of the curves are immediately apparent, while others will only appear from a distance or if you are sitting down low. Much like the side chair, every angle has something new to offer.
The Hilltop Coffee Table continues my Hilltop line of furniture. The more you look the more this design offers you and I think it invites you to get down low and take a closer look. The gap in the middle is both an aesthetic feature as well and a practical necessity as is allows the wood space to expand and contract throughout the year as humidity changes. The curved rails add support to the legs, but they don't give up their secrets easily. Curves that you see from some angles are not visible from all points, ensuring that this piece will feel fresh for years to come.
Joinery is traditional throughout, with mortise and tenon joints connecting rails to the legs, the rails to each other and the legs to the top. The piece is built out of Oregon White Oak bought straight from the mill located in the forest it was
is part of a series of designs I have been developing that draw from danish modern influences. The series is characterized by slender tapering turned legs, gentle curves and moderate rake and splay to the legs. The