New material option
The mahogany console table was completed on deadline. The table was initially oiled to bring out the beauty of its grain and the natural richness of color. Then the console was sprayed with catalyzed lacquer for a hand-rubbed look to the finish. Note the detailing of the turned legs and the dovetail jointery of the drawers.
Landers' Studio continued to add the detailing to the mahogany sofa table. We added a cockbeading to the curved sides and to the drawer fronts. The drawers were then fitted to the carcase. In this project, we are not using drawer hardware. The drawers will slide easily wood-on-wood. We began the finishing process with a natural oil conditioner that deepens and richens the natural mahogany wood color. After this oil dries for 24 hours, we began the spray lacquer process for a hand-rubbed finish.
Landers' Studio was commissioned to produce a mahogany sofa table in a very compressed amount of time. We quickly procured the clear, genuine Mahogany for the project. The thick chunk of mahogany was cut into pieces for the four turned legs. We also had to cut some of the mahogany into thin strips which were then laminated and bent to form the curved rails.
Steel and ipe wood
dimensions 32" H x 360" W x 18" D
made for Trifecta
This bar table that sits outside of a bourbon bar at the base of the 360 condos. The owner wanted to extend the seating area outside and create interest and curb appeal for his bar. The ipe top is very durable and can withstand the weather outside while only needing to be refinished once a year to keep it's beautiful color.
Claro walnut slab
dimensions 15'-0" x 3'-0" x 29"h
made for Gensler
collaboration with Blacksmith Industries
International architecture firm Gensler opened a new office in Austin, TX at the W Hotel. I met Lance Yeary of Gensler at the East Austin Studio Tour in 2010, where he saw a massive walnut slab at my shop. His firm immediately commissioned this table. The only drawback was that the 15 foot long slab would not fit in their feight elevator. Lance said, no problem. They were hiring a crane, and removing a window, to bring a steel staircase into the office anyway. The day of delivery, I pulled up to the building with the table top crate in the back of my truck. Riggers threw straps around it, and up my table went into the sky and through the office window where it still sits today.
made for everyone
Meet the first in a series of accessable designs by Eric Billig FACTORY. (www.ericbilligfactory.com). Featured is the "bow" mudular coffee table in hardcoated MDF. Also available in laser cut american made sustainable maple in plywood.
White oak, stainless steel cable
dimensions 42"w x 29"h x 78"l (120"l expanded)
made for Christy Krames
Christy came to me with a very strong visual idea for an expandable dining table. She had visions of a dramatic Art Deco-inspired base made of a big "X". I designed a base with curved, bent-laminated shapes that joined in the center. It was a crazy, nutty frenzy of construction: 24 layers of oak veneer in a big clamping form with glue squeezing everywhere. But somehow, miraculously, it worked, and how.
made for Jimmy and Lindsay Jackson
Dining table with six chairs in ash.
Maple, steel, recycled plastic, salvaged stainless steel
made for Castleview Productions
These projects were commissioned by Castleview Productions for their new office in central Austin. We designed these projects to meet their budget, and we built and delivered everything to meet their time frame. During the design phase, they gave us plenty of room to use our imaginations. To keep costs down, we specified stained maple, painted formaldehyde-free mdf, and ordinary steel. And we even used a salvaged stainless steel refrigerator door for the bar in the kitchen!