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The Royal Hairpin

Construction Process // Hi-Top Table

 

We traveled to our friend John Greiner’s shop in Rollingsford, NH to build this piece of furniture for a friend. It was great to collaborate with him in the construction process.

For the final product, see 01 HI-TOP STATION.


 
 
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CNC Components

With some help from our friends at Fabhaus Design in Newburgh, NY, we arrived with eight legs, pre-cut on the CNC router. Here, we have the corners mitered and glued together.

We try to use technology as often as possible–regardless of the scale of the project. It’s great to understand the limitations of technology and how to blend handcraft and computers.

THE GLUE UP

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Top Connections

We provided another piece in the top corners that will receive the table top. These also provide a little more structure support to the cantilevered and fragile piece. These are chamfered on the bottom to make them disappear a little bit more.

Walnut plugs

Walnut plugs

Walnut plugs and rounded over edges.  The transition between end grain and long grain here is what really get’s me excited.

Walnut plugs and rounded over edges.

The transition between end grain and long grain here is what really get’s me excited.

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God is in the details

To emphasize the table top, we routed out an 1/8” relief and all sides. This is an example of something that we didn’t design for but as we were near complete, we realized that something wasn’t feeling right–the top did not have any transition in connection therefor it got lost. This was a very subtle change but when complete, it made all the difference.

When you encounter the table, your fingertip feels this ridge. It has a tactile and familiar feel. It’s as though the table is greeting you–ready.

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Final Product

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