Rectangles and Squares

Rectangle and square tables can be customized and repeated*. Tops are made from 1/8" thick aluminum sheet. It's pretty stout stuff. Squares can be had up to 48x48". Rectangles up to 48x120". Sides can be had almost without limitation up to the height of the table (e.g. a cube is no problem). The finish is powder-coated, usually clear and a color.

Legs shown are made from square or round tubing with 1/8" thick walls for strength. Hairpin legs shown are 3/8" solid round aluminum rod. 1/2" is available as well. The finish is powder-coated as well.

*No two tables will be precisely alike as the patterns applied to the surface of the aluminum are done by hand.


The Possibilities Are Endless

Click on the above sample set to learn more and look at the pictures below. I really like the symbols and shapes with a translucent color and a finish coat of clear over top. But I also like a pattern, no symbol, with a little color on the edges and a finish coat of clear (like the second picture below, that one's in my living room). Or you can choose a solid color (the ampersand) and clear. Anything goes.


Some examples.



















Steel Tables

Initially I tried plain steel. It seemed like the obvious choice; inexpensive, strong, relatively easy to work with in general and by all accounts, relatively easy to weld (I had about 30 seconds of welding experience before starting all this). Lots of trial and error of course but eventually I got the hang of it all and made some pretty nice looking things. What I didn't anticipate was rust. Obviously steel rusts but with the powder-coated finish I figured I bought the maximum amount of time before rust appeared. The thinking was that lots of outdoor furniture was painted or powder-coated steel. Rust usually didn't show up for years (same goes for cars). And I was making indoor tables. What I didn't consider was that rust shows up on the underlying metal surface much earlier and it's only after it's built up enough to cause the outer layer of powder-coat or paint to bubble or chip or flake off that you finally see it. With a clear finish you see it the minute it shows. On some tables that was a few months down the road. Little spider webs of rust too fine to feel under the layer of clear. Some tables took longer and some show no rust to this day (inexplicably). I needed to switch material. In any event here's a bunch of the plain steel tables. Note that they're all rectangles and squares.

One of these days I'll try my hand at stainless but for now I'm sticking with aluminum.