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Looking for coffee tables

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:18 pm
by Geri Comstock
I'm looking for a wood or metal coffee table to make a glass top for for my own home.

Has anyone found a source for these?

Geri

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:32 pm
by Larry Lunsford
Try Aftosa:
http://store.yahoo.com/aftosa-test/index.html

I've seen some tables in their catalog. Haven't actually seen one in person.

Larry

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 12:05 am
by Susan Moore
Geri,

I'm quite fond of Eurway although I haven't made any table tops yet they do have some cool bases. http://www.eurway.com/subcategories.las ... id=6128977

If you check out the link for Table Bases in the subcategory listing you maybe will find something for your project. Also a lot of their complete tables have glass tops so you could just replace it with your own design.

I have a couple of these end tables http://www.eurway.com/item_display.lass ... at=97&s=23 and one day when I get a big girl kiln I will make some fabulous new glass for them.

Susan

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 12:53 am
by Geri Comstock
Larry Lunsford wrote:Try Aftosa:
http://store.yahoo.com/aftosa-test/index.html

I've seen some tables in their catalog. Haven't actually seen one in person.

Larry


Thanks for the link, Larry. I bought some of their metal console tables about 5 years ago with the intent of making tops for them and selling them; I wasn't impressed with the quality so I didn't want to sell them. However, I did make tops for them and they live in my home to this day. I don't believe they carry the ones I bought anymore.

I recently got their catalog and they have some others now with wooden tops (you're supposed to make tiles to insert in them) and metal bases, for anyone who's looking for that style of table.

Geri

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 1:17 am
by Geri Comstock
Susan Moore wrote:Geri,

I'm quite fond of Eurway although I haven't made any table tops yet they do have some cool bases. http://www.eurway.com/subcategories.las ... id=6128977

If you check out the link for Table Bases in the subcategory listing you maybe will find something for your project. Also a lot of their complete tables have glass tops so you could just replace it with your own design.

I have a couple of these end tables http://www.eurway.com/item_display.lass ... at=97&s=23 and one day when I get a big girl kiln I will make some fabulous new glass for them.

Susan


These are certainly interesting! Some of them would be really cool to make tops for. But ... I left out one important piece of information...Don't laugh too hard. the room I want to make the table for is decorated with a circa 1850 sofa and reproductions of ancient Egyptian art, including two life-size (6'3") mummy cases that store CD's and DVD's. I suspect I'm on a wild goose chase here hunting for a base for a glass piece that isn't too contemporary looking.

But this did give me another idea...maybe I should use my long-neglected stone carving skills/tools and carve a base out of alabaster or cast a bronze base. That's a thought, if I can't find something else. Keep the ideas coming...if they won't work for me, they might work for someone else!

Thanks!

Geri

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:09 am
by Dick Kolpack
A mummy table base. What a challenge. Drop me a line if you can't find a source that fits.
Dick

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:55 am
by charlie holden
Why don't you cast a couple of big, thick Egyptian relief tiles to use as table stands. You would have to come up with an imaginative way to tie them together with a cross bar.

Look up Seth Randal for inspiration on Egyptian themes.

ch

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:08 am
by Bert Weiss
Geri

I have various furniture makers on my collaboration list, metal and woodworkers. You can probably find somebody out there in Sunny Silicon Valley to work with. You could have somebody make a basic wooden base and apply a bas relief sculpture made of whatever material to it.

There is always that famous designer Pierre Oney Known better in The USA as Pier One.

The carved alabaster or bronze idea is fabulous, but in the mean time, do something simple.

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 12:33 pm
by charlie
i made my own oak coffee table base. i'm sure there's a lot of custom woodworkers in your area.

if you participate in usenet newsgroups, you might try asking on rec.woodworking for one if you can't find one in your local yellow pages.

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 12:57 pm
by Geri Comstock
Thanks for the ideas, guys! I do know a wonderful woodworker from the show circuit and will probably see him at my next show in about a week.

Geri