A friend sent this idea to me a little while ago. Creating a suspended slab proved to be more of a challenge than expected as you have to make sure all three corners are balanced so that it doesn’t go all wonky on you when you put a book or glasses on it. The last thing you need is to see your precious potted aloe go sailing across the yard.
By using one piece of rope and weaving it underneath the slab, it make it adjustable so you can level it out once you suspend it from the ceiling in a wood stud (with a hook that can hold 100 pounds). This slab is no lightweight piece of wood; it’s a thick slice from a felled tree in Arlington, VT finished with a few coats of outdoor poly to preserve it in the elements. This unique wood slice looks like the face of an owl:
To lower it, you only need to add some chain between the hook and the ring. This isn’t just a table for a front porch; it makes a great end table in a bedroom as well!
Price: $25-49 (each floating table will be slightly different depending on the type and size of slab used)