Glass Dining Table Base
Together, these two maple structures support a massive piece of 3/4 inch thick glass to form a striking, 12-person dining table.
This piece was a very enjoyable exercise in minimalist design and precision craftsmanship. The structure had to be engineered to support significant weight – the 3/4 inch thick x 4 feet x 8 feet glass top weighs 330 pounds. Each piercing beam had to be exactly 4” x 4”, with perfectly square corners, in order to fit smoothly into the 4” x 4” holes in the ‘waffle’. Each assembled base had to be dead level and flat to support the rigid glass dining surface without wobble.
The apple in the photo provides a sense of scale.
Dimensions: 29" high x 24" wide x 30" deep Materials: maple