Scandi Table Exploration with Marissa

Jul 8, 2021

7/26 Design Proposal Update

Hello Marissa,

I adjusted the sketches slightly to accommodate your request to have the legs on the edge and have provided two ideas for you (images below):

  • A. Thicker top w/ no skirt
  • B. Thinner top w/ skirt

A few thoughts/notes:

  • In general,  with the legs on edge, the table will take on a more angular/square dynamic… which is cool and provides more under table space.
  • With the legs on edge, the skirt will give the table a thicker appearance.
  • I adjusted the rounded table corners to square to better complement the legs which are closer in distance now.
  • I removed the rounded skirt/leg juncture as the table is taking on a a more angular/squarish dynamic – I could add this back if you prefer.

Details:

  • Wood: Black Walnut
  • Finish: Osmo Hard Wax Oil – clear matte or satin – I can provide samples prior to final finishing.
  • Turnaround: 2-3 weeks
  • Updates via email and web
  • Delivery: Hand delivered
  • Price: $1600
  • Terms: $ 1/2 up front, 1/2 on delivery
  • Guarantee: I am committed to the integrity of the furniture I build. If there’s a mechanical failure under normal use, I will repair or replace your piece. 

~1.5″ Top No Skirt

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Square corners

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Beveled edge

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Double tapered leg

~1″ Top w/ Skirt

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Square corners

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Beveled edge

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Straight skirt… no curve at leg juncture

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Double tapered leg

7/8- Design Proposal 

Hi Marissa,

Thank you for the inspiration pics it really stirred the creativity and led to table design sketch that is characterized by some classic danish design elements as well as some subtle modern touches as well.

Doing the piece in Ash would provide the greatest flexibility and would be the least expensive option. Building the piece in walnut or white oak would be beautiful as well but considerably more. Compared to Ash, Walnut is ~60% more, and White Oak is ~50% more. I don’t recommend Douglas Fir as it is a softwood but if welcome wear is ok and you would like to go with Fir … let me know and I will explore costs with the fir. 

I am still awaiting word from a lumber yard that has the thickness required to get a lumber prices  together. Roughly, here is a breakdown: Ash: $900-1.1k, White Oak: $1.2- 1.5k+, Walnut $1.5 – $1.7k+

Below is my table design and some pictures that inspired. Let me know what you think of the details. Thank you for playing. 

 

  • Wood – Ash
  • Finish – Osmo Hard Wax Oil – White Oil wash efx – matte
    • I would like to test a few approaches here
  • Turnaround 2-3 weeks
  • Hand delivered
  • Terms – $ 1/2 up front, 1/2 on delivery – For custom projects that require drawings, $200 deposit upon engagement to initiate the process, which will be credited to your order. 
  • Guarantee – I am committed to the integrity of the furniture I build. If there’s a mechanical failure under normal use, I will repair or replace your piece. 
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Rounded corners

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Beveled edge

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Curved juncture with leg

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Double tapered leg

7/7 – Inspiration photos from Marissa

3 Comments

  1. Marissa

    Yes. Those all look like the tables I would like! I actually just realized that my floors are light wood color with undertone of yellow. If I pick the walnut i would have the nice contrast. But the other light woods I would need samples to see because I don’t plan on putting a white area rug under the dining area to break it up the tones would have to mesh well. Then again the space doesn’t get a lot of natural light. So I have been attracted to the light woods and scandi style for the space. 🤔

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  2. Marissa

    Some of the walnut tables I see online are darker than others. Are there special finishes or stains you use to make it have more or less carmel streaks or is it just dependent on the wood?

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    • Esteban Chavez

      Walnut and oil is a beautiful finish, and oil is typically what most wood workers use to finish walnut.

      Some oils make walnut go darker than other oils.

      I really like the Osmo products for finishing furniture. It is an oil and hard wax. The wax provides the protection of a film finish (polyurethane) without the plastic look. It is really easy to repair as well if necessary… just sand and spot reapply.

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