The tables shown are coffee tables (48″ x 48″ x 16″) that are all steel, with a very new exception. The interior supports are made from all reclaimed lumber. The first 10 that I build will be numbered like the Limited Edition Work Tables, and here is the process documented for tables 1-5 (pictured below).
This is a shot of the underside of the top showing the reclaimed wood positioned for screws and gluing. Combining the wood and steel was an almost therapeutic exercise.
I love me some pocket holes!
This is the base. We like to keep things easy. Why add what is not needed?
First test fit. Looks like it works.
I won’t bore you with the overwhelmingly difficult finish work that takes place in order to achieve the following finish, just know that it’s a great deal of back breaking labor.
Read more about John’s work on the John Beck Paper and Steel blog.