When we set out to build a pedestal table we wanted it to feel solid and timeless, beautiful and functional, simple and refined.
Reclaimed wood and concrete give this table a timeless feel. Concrete is used for bridges and building foundations for good reason. These reclaimed timbers spent 20 years out in the weather and should easily last another 100+ inside your home.
The seamless concrete top has an understated elegance with a smooth easy to clean surface. Reclaimed beams revealed the natural beauty of the wood grain and saw marks as they aged in the salty coastal air. The large timbers make for a very solid and stable pedestal that balances the weight of the concrete top both visually and functionally.
A simple beam post and X feet provided all the structure we needed with no visual excess.
The table tops are poured in Homer, Alaska by Dimond Concrete.
Reclaimed spruce timbers
The stock for these reclaimed wood and steel accent tables comes from old growth forests on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. These trees were the victim of a catastrophic spruce bark beetle infestation in the 90's that decimated much of the peninsula's spruce forests. It became clear these trees either needed to be harvested or left to fall and rot. The forest fire hazard was a major concern with so many standing dead trees. We don't know the exact history of these trees but a few hundred of them made their way to an old fashioned circular saw mill that cut them into 6" x 12" and 8" x 12" beams about 12' long. They were erected as a fence on the Homer Spit where they stood for approximately 20 years. This proved to be a perfect spot for weathering the surface of the timbers with salty air, wind, and sunshine.
We were fortunate to procure a large stock of these reclaimed timbers from the contractors hired to demo the fence. This wood has been a pleasure to work with and you'll find it in many of our products here at Alaskan Viking Co. from interior furniture to timber frame entryways. We also sell it by the board foot to other craftsmen.
- Table height: 30 inches
Table width: 38 inches (square)
Table weight: Approximately 130lbs
Can be disassembled for transporting.