Table with crossed legs

Veneered MDF & clear lacquer, 2001

The components of this table have all been cut from the same piece of 18mm veneered MDF by a computer controlled laser, then lacquered & presented in the sheet from which they were cut, ready for assembly. Eight flat cut-outs are slotted together to make four cruciform legs, the tops of which are then inserted into cross shaped holes in the corners of the tabletop & braced by the rectangular apron fixed to the underside. 


The skeleton frame & black charred edges left by the precision laser cutting process both become an integral part of this design for a table fabricated from only one single material & by one production process.