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.

Handforged Furniture

Kyle is trained as both a blacksmith and a furniture designer, so it might not surprise you that his favorite projects incorporate both his areas of interest. Here are a few pieces he designed and created over the last few months.

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Forged bench base cherry seat PH2018

This forged bench base with a cherry seat is available in our Etsy shop and will be making its way to shows with us this holiday season. Check out our calendar to see where you can find us later this fall! Stay tuned as we add more events and locations over the next few months.

Four forged table bases PH2018

Kyle designed and forged these table bases for local woodworker Mark Rickey. They’re similar to a pair of end tables with walnut tops also available in our Etsy shop.

AIGA Mosiac Workshop

This summer Johannah led a mosaic workshop coordinated by the local AIGA chapter, a community of creative professionals with an emphasis on design. We had about 20 people, so we spread out on the big steel tables that usually serve as workspace for metalworking projects at Phoenix Handcraft.

This fantastic group hung out for about two hours, making small spontaneous mosaics with a variety of materials. Though most were new to mosaics, the results were wonderful! Johannah’s favorite students are those who declare themselves “not creative” or “not artistic.” Given a little direction and lots of freedom to explore, those inner artists can really start to show themselves.

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You can see more photos of our fun event on the AIGA Richmond website.