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 mid-century slab coffee tables highlight the wood using minimalist steel hairpin legs. We added a few bowties and finished with a beautiful, safe, water-based varnish for exceptional surface hardness and water resistance. Use it for your morning coffee or nightcap, put up your feet after a long day of work, let it display a well-curated collection of special-interest magazines; this table will hold up through anything, and look good doing it.
Crafted from salvaged Pennsylvania Black Walnut, we hand-picked the wood slab, cut it to size, planed it, sanded it, and added bowties to keep the table strong. The hairpin legs are made from welded steel, capable of supporting several hundred pounds.
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