Small Table Bases

Not too long ago, we shared a few table bases that were all big and hefty. This time around we’ve got a series of smaller, though no less substantial tables.

We shared some work-in-progress photos of this first set of tables last fall along with some other pieces of forged furniture. Since then, they’ve had tops created by the talented Sallie Plumley and the series of finished tables installed in the Tabol Brewing tasting room here in Richmond. What a gorgeous combination of handmade, local work, if we do say so ourselves!

Kyle created this grouping of glass top tables with forged steel bases in time for last fall’s Craft + Design show. This series consists of an oval coffee table and two round end tables. This set is available, so if you’re interested, contact us for pricing information and to arrange a visit to see them in person!

This last base was custom designed and created for this gorgeous stone top. We loved having this beautiful stone slab in the studio. These photos don’t come close to conveying the beauty of the colors and patterns. A simple but elegant base is just the thing to support this lovely top.

Forged Table & Bench Bases

Here is another custom forged table base Kyle and his assistant Kallen created last fall. This one is an entirely different style and includes a matching bench base.

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This is just a few of the steps required to forge these bases out of 1 1/2” solid steel stock. Photo credit for the first photo of Kyle (L) and Kallen (R) working together goes to our studio mate, Peter Headley of Headley Construction. Thanks Peter!

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Once we finished up the bases, the client created custom live edge tops for both the table and the bench.

If you're in need of a custom table, feel free to reach out to us with your needs! Whether you need just the base, or a full table with a top, we're happy to help bring your vision to life.

Extra Large Dining Table

Last fall, we created a super-duper extra large dining table. This thing is seriously huge, and a great opportunity to show off some substantial forged table legs. We collaborated with our friend David Bohnhoff to create the top.

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Here Kyle and his assistant Kallen (in the first photo) are forging the legs using the power hammer and a jig with clamps on the table.

Forged steel table bases ready for their tops. The table is designed in two sections that can be arranged side by side or end to end. Check out the rivet detailing in the second photo!

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And here's the mighty 12-seater table installed. The top is quarter-sawn oak with a gorgeous grain. It's in two sections that match the base. To keep the fit nice and snug when the bases are arranged side by side, Kyle forged a bracket or cleat to lay across each end, as well as shorter brackets to use when the tables are end to end. The brackets store in a space under the top of the table. You can see some of David's process photos as he created the top and carved the dados to fit the brackets on his Instagram account. (Click through to see them all!) The feet feature oak bases as well.