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What do folk think about this table ?

Postby RogerS » 04 Aug 2020, 17:47

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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby 9fingers » 04 Aug 2020, 19:33

Not for me I'm afraid.
Also veneered so limited as regards refinishing in later life.

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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby DaveL » 04 Aug 2020, 19:56

9fingers wrote:Not for me I'm afraid.
Also veneered so limited as regards refinishing in later life.

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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby Malc2098 » 04 Aug 2020, 21:26

Not one I'd like to lean on the edge of or even sit on the edge.

Now mine has got four strong legs at each corner! :)
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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby Woodbloke » 04 Aug 2020, 22:20

Interesting design that looks faintly 'spiderish'. The jointing on the legs could be a potential weakness if they were ever to be loaded with too much downward force, but I suspect they've been pretty robustly constructed. The veneered top doesn't bother me, but as it's really quite thin, veneering is really the only practical way it could have been constructed.
As to the aesthetics, it don't really 'grab' me and even more so if I were asked to part with nearly £1700 of me hard earned folding :lol: so overall an interesting concept but ultimately 'nul points' - Rob
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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby Andyp » 05 Aug 2020, 06:37

Are you thinking of buying it or making something similar?
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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby RogerS » 05 Aug 2020, 07:53

Andyp wrote:Are you thinking of buying it or making something similar?


Thinking of buying it for the kitchen. This is a better picture IMO.

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If I didn't have a zillion other things to do, I'd have a stab at making it. 'Stab' being the operative word as I don't think my skills are up to it.
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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby Andyp » 05 Aug 2020, 08:06

I actually quite like the design. I would like to sit at it first to test their statements about legroom and the rigidity of what appears to be a very slim top. What would the chairs look like?
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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby Woodbloke » 05 Aug 2020, 08:50

RogerS wrote:Thinking of buying it for the kitchen. I'd have a stab at making it. 'Stab' being the operative word as I don't think my skills are up to it.


I don't think it's a hugely difficult piece to make Rog, but I would definitely make a full scale 1:1 drawing of those legs and then work out the construction of the joints. I might be inclined to go for steel threads and epoxy as I did for those bar stools I finished earlier in the year. As for the top, maybe 15mm 'green' mdf lipped and veneered might do the trick...dunno? If you were to use say, 1.5mm oak veneers it would bring the thickness up to around 18mm which ought to be fine - Rob
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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby RogerS » 05 Aug 2020, 09:28

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RogerS wrote:Thinking of buying it for the kitchen. I'd have a stab at making it. 'Stab' being the operative word as I don't think my skills are up to it.


I don't think it's a hugely difficult piece to make Rog, but I would definitely make a full scale 1:1 drawing of those legs and then work out the construction of the joints. I might be inclined to go for steel threads and epoxy as I did for those bar stools I finished earlier in the year. As for the top, maybe 15mm 'green' mdf lipped and veneered might do the trick...dunno? If you were to use say, 1.5mm oak veneers it would bring the thickness up to around 18mm which ought to be fine - Rob


They say it's particle board...whatever that is.
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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby Woodbloke » 05 Aug 2020, 09:43

RogerS wrote:
They say it's particle board...whatever that is.

Unlikely to be the ubiquitous chipboard...that's IKEA territory :D . Probably a bit more up market with mdf - Rob
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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby HappyHacker » 05 Aug 2020, 10:00

Personally I am not keen on the design, it looks wrong to me. I have no problems with modern design, and have seen lots of innovative stuff I like often using modern materials to their full advantage, but this is not one of them. But someone must like it otherwise they would not be making and selling them. :)
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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby SamQ aka Ah! Q! » 05 Aug 2020, 10:18

Roger, I agree with what 'Our Man in Salisbury' has already said, but frankly too, to my tastes, the thing looks too angular, echoes of electric power pylon... :eusa-whistle: But, you know, I don't agree with what my designer son thinks is "definitely funky" either.. :(

In terms of construction quality (CHIPBOARD???) Heals have a right brass neck charging all that spondulicks for it.

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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby TrimTheKing » 05 Aug 2020, 10:54

I like it tbh. Wouldn't work with our current style but under different circumstances I would easily have that in the house. I like the geometry of it.
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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby RogerS » 05 Aug 2020, 12:17

TrimTheKing wrote:I like it tbh. Wouldn't work with our current style but under different circumstances I would easily have that in the house. I like the geometry of it.


Me too.

The price is fair. Take off VAT. Take off Heal's mark-up...probably 50% at least means it was made for about £500.
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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby 9fingers » 05 Aug 2020, 13:19

I really don't think this is suitable for a kitchen table - certainly not for what happens in our kitchen.

Recently when decorating ours became an impromptu trestle when painting the ceiling and walls.

To me it is come in the category of form over function.

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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby Mike G » 05 Aug 2020, 17:37

It's quite a decent sized table, at 2m x 1m. That's certainly more dining table than kitchen table territory in most houses. I was surprised when I saw its dimensions, as it looks smaller than that.
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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby AJB Temple » 25 Sep 2020, 14:48

I know this thread is few weeks old, but I have just come across it. The design reminds me quite a lot of the Norman Foster designed Nomos table dating from 1987. I bought one of the originals and have used it as a desk ever since, and an architect friend of mine who worked with Norman at the time, has the prototype.

Conran stocked them and I recall seeing a wood variant in the Conran shop some years ago. This may have something to do with the Heals connection perhaps.

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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby flying haggis » 19 Nov 2020, 18:15

the oak version price is high but did you see the walnut price?
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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby Woodbloke » 19 Nov 2020, 18:30

RogerS wrote:
Take off Heal's mark-up...probably 50% at least means it was made for about £500.


A smidge on light side I fancy Roger. Linley's mark up was (and probably still is) 100% :shock: - Rob
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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby Woodster » 19 Nov 2020, 18:36

9fingers wrote:Not for me I'm afraid.
Also veneered so limited as regards refinishing in later life.

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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby Woodster » 19 Nov 2020, 18:46

Not wood but the most impressive table or desk I’ve ever seen was at Apple HQ at Stockley Park, described by this piece I found online.

“The desk looks a bit like the space craft which took Neil Armstrong down to the surface of the moon. Huge, load-spreading pads carry the hydraulic legs of this hopelessly over-engineered piece of office equipment”.


It had a transparent top, probably glass and the rest was stainless steel and alloy I think.
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Re: What do folk think about this table ?

Postby Woodbloke » 20 Nov 2020, 11:19

Woodster wrote:
9fingers wrote:Not for me I'm afraid.
Also veneered so limited as regards refinishing in later life.

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If it's commercial, wafer thin 0.6mm thick veneer, which is undoubtedly what it'll be, then yup, options are limited. However if it were to be made using proper 'old skool' 2 or 3mm thick bandsawn stuff, it can be treated more or less as solid wood; planed, scraped and sanded - Rob
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