We live in an area where most of the old homes have this odd wall right when you walk in the front door. It separates the kitchen from the living room, and the hallway is so narrow, you really don’t want to have a wide table there or you’ll take out yourself or guests every time the front door swings open.
A neighbor commissioned me to make something out of her antique bed posts – something that would help preserve the memories she had from when she was a child but also in a piece that was functional. I suggested a ‘floating’ hall table. Since the carved posts were so beautiful and intricate, they needed to be showcased. By carefully piecing together the three salvageable parts of the bed frame and taking a beautiful plank that I had just gotten from Oneonta, NY, routing it, and finishing it, it was easily attached to the wall discretely (underneath the table top) with a bracket.
It was a fun challenge, and seeing my client’s reaction to the piece made it so worth it.
Here’s the table in its new home: