Offset: Coffee & Tea Table
Offset is a living room table that commands attention with a gravity-defying design. But while the design itself is striking, the stained wood, sandblasted steel, and glass give it an elegant presence.
From start to finish, this project took 18 days to complete. While definitely overscoped, it was an exciting opportunity to push my skillset in woodworking and metalworking.
Welding was a particular skill I wanted to challenge myself on and improve in this project. Because I'm blind in my left eye, I have no depth perception. It became immediately clear that welding was almost impossible for me to do well compared to my peers.
But I'm not one to take no for an answer. Especially when my design kicks ass.
The woodworking posed a major challenge: creating a wide table out of narrow lumber. While a regular glue-up is relatively simple, the planing, jointing, and routing required to make this design from two pieces was quite complex.
The general metalworking process went quite smoothly for me; it's quite methodical. The welding, on the other hand, was a journey of many hours and frustrations.
But through lots of practice and shifting to welding better suited for the project, I was able to get it done.
...and trust me, my battle with welding is far from over.
Technical Drawings & Assembly
In our digital age, CAD is taken for granted. But I have to express my appreciation: there's no way I could've had a sub-three-week-turnaround without my Fusion model.