18" x 30" x 14.5"
white oak (outer structure is fumed with ammonia), birch ply (camshaft), canvas (slat joints), polypropylene (internal disk bearings for the shaft)
I saw the table as a quiet surface waiting to be disturbed. Rather than a functional object, I wanted to build a site for an event - a form which rises from below and then submerges back again. To do this, I worked with a cam mechanism to give myself a high degree of control over the range of movements - speed, height, duration - at any given point in the cycle while gaining valuable experience about the compatibilities and incompatibilities of woodworking by hand and moving parts.