American Maple Coffee Table

Soo Ming (Mon PM TG) –

The story behind the design is that we were simply unable to find a nice enough table that suited the space that we had for it. Living in an apartment only a small space is available and most coffee tables for sale were either too big, too small, or just not great.

Really the unusual shape was probably borne out of random doodling and requirements of our living room – so one would be less likely to kick the corner of the table when going past it walking to the kitchen behind… I have been constantly reminded that the table is not square, my response to that has always been – really? I did not realise…

I spent almost a whole term on the design going back and forth between Gray and the missus before deciding on one that met all the stakeholder’s requirements and would still be a worthy first project.

Bringing the table back finally after 3 years – first thing that was said to me was… it doesn’t match the other furniture in the room does it…?