8.4 Low Table / £2,000 + VAT

Four constructed from two 18mm thick four by eight sheets.

The diagram illustrates how the 18mm four by eight sheet is divided and cut into a total of 128 pieces making four tables, (16 leg pieces / 32 short slats / 80 long slats). The cutting width of all slats including the leg pieces is 38mm minus the width of the saw blade cuts. The slats cut from the material salvaged from inside the U shaped leg sections is cut in half.

All slats are turned on edge and glued together on the veneered face, the short slats are aligned to the outer edge of each table creating a hole in the centre of each that equals the same volume as their legs. The finished four tables are 8.4 lbs lighter than the full sheet 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.