Oat Foundry has taken on a number of modern furniture projects, displaying at various institutions in the Philadelphia and New York City area including the Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show, SELECT Art Fair, Affordable Art Fair, and more. In general, we seek to convey a deliberate choice of raw materials. The butcher block tables are maple and walnut with black iron pipe; a minimalist design that highlights the marriage between the craftsmanship of nature and the craftsmanship of man. With the slab benches/tables, we wanted to make nature the star of the show. The hairpin legs magnify the prominent single wood piece, as it seems to float in space. The grain is what we find beautiful – let’s show it off.
These tables are inspired by years of high school art class messes, which we beautifully preserved using multiple layers of epoxy sealing on each 2″-thick table top. The table tops are reinforced and fully supported by our very own custom-welded steel frame for additional support.
The table top is composed of hard maple boards, sourced from southeastern PA. They are rough cut, jointed, and layed up together; with a full slab, the top is planed down to uniform thickness and sanded from 180 grit to 220 grit. The top of this table weighs approximately 300 lbs. To compliment the top, Oat Foundry took steel, cut it to size, and TIG-welded the pieces to create a structurally sound base.
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