For some people, my ideas about furniture design may be a little bit old-fashioned. I do believe that chairs and tables and other pieces should be visually appealing, decorative if used in the right environment. But I'm impatient when “decorative" undermines function. A chair is for sitting comfortably on or in; a dining table shouldn't bruise your knees or fill them with splinters from badly placed legs; and a coffee table should be tall enough that you don't need a chiropractor after bending to retrieve your Chardonnay. If it flunks the "usable" test, it may sometimes qualify as art, I suppose, but I'd be loathe to call it good furniture.


THE 1823 - DINING TABLE

This table was commissioned for the dining room (pictured) in a contemporary home that now stands in Pittsburgh where a log house stood for nearly 200 years, the table base fashioned from the log house logs.  See, you can go home again!  The finished walnut top, 1 3/4" thick, plays beautifully against the weathered, ax cut surface of the logs. 
(See blog on the 1823 log house.)

100" l. x 42" w x 29" ht.

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