16.8 Dining Table / £12,750 + VAT

Constructed from two 18mm thick four by eight sheets.

The diagrams below illustrates how the two 18mm four by eight sheets are divided and cut into a total of 160 pieces, (54 top slats / 106 leg slats of two lengths). The cutting width of all slats is 45mm minus the width of the saw blade cuts.

All slats are turned on edge and glued together on the veneered face. The top slats form an open lattice surface with a solid center were the slats overlap. The leg slats form sold side sections that are joined to the surface with a unique finger joint detail. The finished table is 16.8 lbs lighter than the full sheets of material.


 

About Multi-Ply

Multi-Ply tables are constructed by laminating plywood strips that have been turned on edge. These components have been computer-cut following stringent patterns designed to systematically fit together, thus maximising the use of each standard four by eight foot sheet of plywood by eliminating offcuts and waste. This is a conceptually motivated design approach that minimises subjective decision-making.

The cutting and re-orienting of the plywood strips reveals the layered structure concealed within the sheet, forming a reconstructed surface of exposed edges. The finished tables are lighter than the original sheets of material. This difference in weight—literally sawdust—is conceptually returned to each table as the numerical designation in the title.

All tables are meticulously constructed, reinforced with internal steel rods, and finished with multiple coats of clear lacquer that form precision-smooth surfaces of the highest possible standard.