The Cantilever coffee table is a work in progress. It's a study in minimalist and brutalist furniture. The table's architecture, construction, and material is simple.
The table top is made from clear yellow pine and the tree stump is from a fallen ash tree. The table top is wedged into a carefully cut opening into the stump. The idea of the table is to use the weight of the stump to support the table top. It was important to show there were no fasteners used to assemble the table. The stump top and bottom have been hand routed and can be used as another table surface.
The concept for the weighted portion of the cantilever was up for debate. Concrete and welded metal plates were contenders for the base of the table. The Tree stump was chosen for its decomposition features. The Stump is untreated and will begin to lose its bark. This allows for original wearing patterns given by the user. Because it's untreated, the table can be spit into fire wood and burned giving the table another purpose after the end of its usefulness.
The table is being tested during the Southern Design Concern design show, at Octane Coffee Bar, to see if it will age appropriately without losing it's function.