6 arm table base
Conceived, designed and first built in 1989 the 6 arm coffee table base is also the first among a number of distinct table base designs I have developed and built.
The combination of a finely sculpted, delicately proportioned yet intrinsically strong cold drawn carbon steel base and a glass top creates a functional jewel….a coffee table.
A 6 feet diameter 45 pounds base that is by the reason of its fully triangulated space frame design capable of carrying a ton – yes 2000 pounds of weight will easily carry a granite, marble, glass, wood, concrete, metal or a composite 8 feet diameter top to form an exquisite conference table.
The base is welded from 30 rods of various diameters and 12 balls into a seamless monolithic sculpture which is thoroughly detailed and finished. In a respect to its aesthetic qualities and as a testimony to the craftsmanship, the metal is left in its natural state of color and waxed.
Threaded holes in the ball ends of the base 6 arms serve as attachment points for hardware that is designed to adapt the 6 arm base for a desired purpose.
The design of the base is conceived to allow for the placing at the center of the base a removable tripod designed to facilitate the installation of a very large dining or a conference table top that consists of multiple elements.
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