I have plenty of ideological reasons for refusing to purchase or possessing a coffee table. That doesn’t prevent me from having a few confronting designs for the kind of coffee table I wouldn’t mind having. The more distinctive a piece of furniture gets, it becomes a conversation trigger. Or at the very least provokes polite enquiry. It usually means that the piece either has a history or makes a loud statement about its owner. Usually how and why it got there.
- The simplest is one of those large wooden electrical cable stools. Properly cleaned, varnished and polished with organic bees’ wax.
- Tire from a B52 encased in clear Plexiglas
- Sticking to the circular theme but of a more vernacular type: a wooden wheel of a block cart or Thirikale.
- Doors make good table — in this case nicely weathered door from a crumbling old colonial era house (properly roofed against termites and topped with strong glass for a smooth surface). Old chair legs or carved wooden banisters from the same like of house will do nicely as legs.
- Wing from a Zlin – I’m sure there’s at least one at Katu AFB
That’s about all the brain could kick up for now. Leave your ideas in the comment box below.