Our aim with this piece was to try and make a modern and contemporary table yet maximizing the yield out of the old beams used as raw material.
When working with salvaged beams from demolished houses, before we can start with some actual joinery, we need to extract the nails within one by one, which requires some digging and drilling. The ends of the beam, which usually rest in the walls of the house and suck up moisture, need to be chopped off and a fair amount of superficial wood needs to be removed too due to the wear suffered over decades, even centuries of service.
Long story short, just half of the original beam is normally usable.
In this table all structural items are made with “healthy” timber coming from the core of the beam, whereas the “peels” are used for an aesthetic purpose and showcased behind a large glass insert.
Both legs are dismountable for transport.