Slab Table Base Fabrication


Fabrication is underway on our first slab table base. Steel pieces are water jet cut and assembled.

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Slab Table Prototype and Simulation



We took our slab table base design and sent it off to the 3D printer to create this prototype model. The model allows us to see the design in real life and test the engineering prior to fabrication. We also ran a few simulations to test the overall strength of the table base and identify any weak spots. Since the slab we are planning for the top weighs close to 300lbs, we had to be sure the base could support the load.

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Slab Table Final Concept


This is the final concept for our new walnut slab table. We chose this design because it offers a bit more leg room and less overall weight. In addition, the fabrication costs should also be lower as both sides are identical pieces bolted together in the middle.

Now it’s off to be fabricated out of steel and powder coated with a flat black finish.

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Walnut Slab


After some extensive searching we have finally found the perfect solid wood slab for our new table. Its a 3″ thick piece of Oregon Black Walnut that is at least 200 years old. We chose this particular piece because of its beautiful color and straight edges. Now its off to the kiln to dry for a full two months.

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Slab Table Base Concepts


We are beginning a new solid wood slab table project and these are the initial concept designs for the base. It will be made entirely of steel and come in a black powder coat finish or brushed nickel. The table will measure approximately 36″x120″.

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Steel Beam Table


Detailed steel frame wrapped around a large solid wood beam. Wood or Glass table top sits unfastened atop the 8 steel arms.

42″ x 120″ x 27″

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Structural Joint . 01

Concept design for an simple yet modern steel timber frame structural joint.

12″x12″ post
16″x8″ beam

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Perch Concept . 11


2,100 Square Feet. House flows downhill following the natural contours of the property with a total height difference of 16 feet between the garage and master suite. Two large, south facing thermal mass walls separate the master suit from the rest of the house.

Description: Lot 02 – Evergreen Ridge
Location: Bowen Island, BC
Design: Ulterior Projects
Visualization: Ulterior Projects

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Perch Concept . 10


2,500 Square Feet. Garage + storage on lower level, pool and roof garden above.

Description: Lot 02 – Evergreen Ridge
Location: Bowen Island, BC
Design: Ulterior Projects
Visualization: Ulterior Projects

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Perch Concept . 09


Based on the layout of the previous concept, this new design incorporates a curved roof that closely follows the lot topology.

Single Level. 2,500 Square Feet.

Description: Lot 02 – Evergreen Ridge
Location: Bowen Island, BC
Design: Ulterior Projects
Visualization: Ulterior Projects

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