There are many areas to work in as a furniture maker, but probably the one that has evolved most effortlessly for Jonathan has been his work in fine woodworking table designs. It is, more than in any other area of his work, the design of the table form, whether it be dining tables, coffee tables, bedside tables, hall tables, sofa tables or any of the many other table permutations, that seems to bring out the best in Jonathan’s work.
Shown in imbuya and ebony;
72″ x 13″ x 32″.
I usually make this table in ebonized mahogany (black) with three holly (white) risers. When set against a light wall, the top appears to be floating.
Shown in Macassar ebony and sterling silver;
72″ x 13″ x 32″.
A recent addition to the narrow table form that seems to intrigue me. Drawers add storage, they are hand dovetailed. The legs are bent, tapered laminations.
This is the coffee table version. It can also be made with longer legs into the sofa table. The top floats on risers. The legs are a bit of a trick to make.
Octavo Table – opened
64″ diameter x 29.5″ (open).
The four triangular sections are released from below, then expanded out in four directions. Leaves drop in and locking pins hold the table level and tight.With the four leaves, it seats up to eight formally, ten informally. There is currently one Octavo table available in black walnut and figured eucalyptus. Please call for details.
Shown in Honduras mahogany
66″ x 32″ x 29.5″.
This is the most versitle piece we make, in all senses. It can be stretched in both width and length and has no structural or design compromise. It is used as both dining table and desk. It ships flat. It has no bothersome legs to interfere and can be made with or without drawers. The drawers are even a nice adddition to the dining table -table cloths and silver are hidden.
Shown in spalted maple, hard rock maple, and cast bronze;
56 x 56 x 29.5.
The cast bronze joints were designed to do away with cumbersome aprons, the horizontal members that normally give lateral rigidity to tables but also often fight with knees and stockings. The top form is a circle/square hybrid, the result of which I find more attractive than either of the more regular forms.
Shown in wenge;
56 x 12 x 31.
The sofa table is designed to provide just a thin strip of useful surface to a space that might be a tad too wide or empty feeeling. It is useful in a myriad of spaces. Behind a couch. On a stair landing. In an entry way.