Furniture Design
This coffee table was completed as part of the University of Washington Furniture Studio. It was constructed of walnut planks and blackened steel.
The two drawers open from either side for convenience and a set of recessed magnets hold the drawers in the center when they are not being used.

The drawers were constructed using hand-tooled blind dovetails.

Part of the design process involved building a full scale model out of steel angle and particle board. Working with the table at this scale enabled me to make adjustments as it related to use and the human body before it was constructed in the final materials. I also tested this model for strength and sturdiness and was able to make some structural adjustments.

After the dimensions and relationships were established, I purchased the walnut lumber and milled it to the correct size in the a wood shop.