Created from an in-house design for a client who was looking for a unique piece, we crafted the balance table out of quarter-sawn Oak with a hand-oiled finish. We initially created a maquette to give us a visual scale to work from, which in turn helped us develop this piece to full size, giving the client a full appreciation of the balance logistics. The curved legs were formed by laminating finely cut pieces of oak, which gives a super-strong construction and great stability. This design aimed to be minimalistic, whilst offering a hand-cut dovetailed drawer concealed within, operated by a push latch. The drawer is, unlike the traditional method of base runners, suspended from rails which are rebated, and which cause the drawer to appear to be floating from underneath.
These slender matching lamp tables were subsequently inspired by the original balance table. The lamination of their legs was taken from the same radius as the coffee table. The traditional method of mortice and tenon joint was used to provide stability, and was complemented by unique tabs to hold the table top to the mortice and tenon rail. This again was finished in oil to match the balance table.