Thanh Table

Thanh Table Indiana Limestone 30" x 22" x 22"
Thanh Table
Indiana Limestone
30″ x 22″ x 22″

This table is now in San Francisco. I am going to see if the designer has shots taken since the project was complete. The designer managed to find a 3/4″ thick glass top. I enjoy traditional challenges.

Thanh Table Indiana Limestone 30" x 22" x 22"
Thanh Table
Indiana Limestone
30″ x 22″ x 22″

A table base like this works both indoors and out.

Thanh Table Indiana Limestone 30" x 22" x 22"
Thanh Table
Indiana Limestone
30″ x 22″ x 22″

The lifting pins allow me to raise or lower the piece to the best height for working.

 

Thanh Table Indiana Limestone 30" x 22" x 22"
Thanh Table
Indiana Limestone
30″ x 22″ x 22″

Completely hand made. Knowing how to break down a form into small parts enables a carver to carve pretty much anything.

Thanh Table Indiana Limestone 30" x 22" x 22"
Thanh Table
Indiana Limestone
30″ x 22″ x 22″

The key is to start with a square and true block, since stone carving is a subtractive art. If a carver is measuring in from a surface that isn’t accurate, the results won’t be accurate either.

 

 

 

Shear Table

Shear Table
Indiana Limestone
4′-6″ diameter

This very traditional table base is hand carved in natural limestone, and will age in a most beautiful way, the way limestone does.

Shear Table
Indiana Limestone
4′-6″ diameter

Photographed here in my yard, thesolid proportions come through.

Shear Table
Indiana Limestone
4′-6″ diameter

No cast product can compare to a truly hand made one. Sometimes nothing less will do.

Korda Table

Korda Table
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Kansas Limestone
6′ x 2′ x 32″

This table was on the docket when a newbie, Jason, came on. Jason was great, but at first he had what we laughingly called “pizza boy hands”. Took a while to toughen him up. I ordered the stone in for the legs of this table full length, not cut to size, so that Jason could get a bit broken in. The piece “Tapestry” in the Sculpture section of this site is the result.

Korda Table
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Kansas Limestone
6′ x 2′ x 32″

I designed and built both the table and the fireplace, and a fireplace in a room not visible from this vantage. The table is fully epoxied together; there is no flex in the legs.

Korda Table
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Kansas Limestone
6′ x 2′ x 32″

I love doing furniture. Bringing the mass of the Earth into the house. Rocks have a strange ability to command presence and rightness in a room.

Havens Table

Havens Table
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Indiana Limestone, Bronze, Dark Emperador Marble
6′ x 6′ x 32″

 

“Design me a table fit for the Devil’s kitchen, with a Cole Porter accent”, said the client. “If you can do it I’ll buy it”. Here it is.

Havens Table
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Indiana Limestone, Bronze, Dark Emperador Marble
6′ x 6′ x 32″

Getting it though the front door was a major effort. It is a 7′ square tp, 4″ thick, and the door was just over big enough to get it in on the hypotenuse. It’s a long story, but we brought it in on this gallows, lowered it over the completed base, and then cut the axle pins off and parted with the gallows, the top in place. Plans must be prepared for challenging things.

Havens Table
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Indiana Limestone, Bronze, Dark Emperador Marble
6′ x 6′ x 3′

The bronze inlays in the top  and corners are aligned with lights that were installed in the ceiling to add drama. Perfect!

Havens Table
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Indiana Limestone, Bronze, Dark Emperador marble
6′ x 6′ x 32″

This floor was laid by an absolure master. It is decades old and still perfect. I love being part of this room, and to all who have st around this table for dinner… I hope you liked it.