When deciding on tables, it was important to keep in mind the space, layout, clientele and budget. Therefore, I have suggested re-using old doors and pallets in my design brief to keep costs down and incorporated different size tables for large groups as well as couples.
Shared tables are a hot trend in New York at the moment which works in our favour! By using one large table we can cater for groups of up to 14, as well as seating couples and small groups next to each other. Here are my instructions to our construction team:
- Use 2 recycled doors as the table top.
- 2 doors joined end to end will fit the required 14 people.
- Simple steel or wooden legs can be fitted.
- If the doors are indented with a decorative design, cut glass to size and place it on top for a smooth eating surface.
- Staining the wood with a dark gloss will give a high-end mahogany look.
- A wooden pallet is the perfect size for 4 people.
- Glass cut will act well as a table top.
- Reworked pallet-wood will serve well as a base for the table-top, and it will allow for legs/feet under the table.
- Painting the Lesotho Flag onto the top of pallet tables could be a great way to incorporate Lesotho into our theme.
Half a door re-worked to make a small table. All tables in ‘No.7’ will have a natural wood finish.
- An old door cut in half will work as a small table-top.
- We will source legs from old tables.
- These tables to do not need to match. They could consist of an old side-table, a re-used door or a re-worked pallet. As long as they are similar in size and they all have a natural wood finish, their differences will only enhance our rustic theme.
I look forward to sharing my progress with you in the coming weeks!