A TABLE WITH NO LEGS
In Spring 2011 I moved into a new flat in Biberach, Germany. This new place was a very rectilinear studio flat on the ground floor of a converted barn. It was interesting and had its quirks. The living space was very long and included a built-in bench nearly three meters long. I wanted to build a table to go along with this super long bench.
I wanted to incorporate the exposed barn rafters in my ceiling and my need for a bookshelf. Playing with ideas based off of ikea furniture that my girlfriend of the time had, I wanted to create a bookshelf where one of the shelves extended outward to become the table. The table ended up being two meters long with the opposite end being supported by a cable attached to the rafter above. This allowed for a long workspace unobstructed by typical table legs allowing maximum flexibility in use and comfort. The shelves were cut to fit together in an attempt to minimize necessary hardware joinery.
When I moved to Munich seven-months later, my landlord asked if he could purchase the table. I declined the offer and took it with me to my new Wohnung (apartment). It fit in well with the once again longitudinal layout of my room, and now at home with an almost all wood environment. The only issue was that in deconstructing and reconstructing the table, the durability of it hanging became slightly jeopardized and I had to stilt up the cantilevered end.