Monumental mobility. A solid wooden plane held aloft by a metal and chrome base; permanent, and ready to be disassembled at a moments notice.
Students break objects, hence the top being constructed of a series of 2x8s flipped on the bias, bored through and bound with all-thread. The entire table can be de-constructed rapidly for transport, or in the event of severe damage, only a small number of timbers need be replaced instead of the entire surface. File storage slots are dado cut into the sides, and writing instrument containers and planters line the top, softening the weight.
In keeping with the new dormitories LEED Silver rating, it’s built from scrap. The 2x8s are reclaimed wood from a local grain elevator being torn down, and the scrap metal was salvaged from the recycling center.
The finished table now resides in the large common room of the Olympia Avenue Dormitory on the Washington State University Campus in Pullman, WA, being beaten up, abused, and loved.
Project by Dan Blohowiak & Josh LaFreniere