I decided that it might be fun to replicate the Excelsior No.1 table entirely in wood. I did; it was.
I stayed away from creating an exact reproduction of the original. The original table relied in part on its massive cast iron base for stability, so I compensated for the reduced density of pine by making the base a bit larger, retaining detailing that mimics a cast component to at least a reasonable degree.
The top influenced the design of both tables in the same way: I used the materials at hand. I would have liked a slightly larger top on the junior edition, but alas, it is what it is. Over the years, I’ve been drawn to the look of weathered, sun-bleached fence-posts and driftwood. This finish is yet another of my attempts to emulate that look.
As in much of my furniture, I’ve added hidden adjustable feet that allow for a stable table on any floor.
I decided not to embellish this edition with chrome bumper bolts.
In case you missed it, the Excelsior No.1 table is here.